Srinagar, Dec 27: Jammu and Kashmir Pencak Silat teams have emerged overall Champions in the ongoing National Pencak Silat championships played among 29 states at M.D University, Rothak Haryana.
Around 1,700 players from 29 states across India participated in this tournament.
In the championships Haryana emerged as overall runners up while Maharashtra stood on third place in the total medal tally.
While marking the return of Pencak Silat action for the first time since the pandemic, 2021 edition of junior, Sub Junior and Pre Teen Pencak Silat Nationals was held from December 24 to 27 with players from 29 States and Union Territories in both boys and girls category participating in championship.
Players who performed well were taken to the radar for the Indian national camps for the forthcoming Asian , World and other International tournaments in coming months.
Deputy Commissioner, Rothak Capt Manoj, IAS, was the Chief guest on the closing ceremony and who also distributed medals among winners.
Kishor Prakash Yewale, President, Indian Pencak Silat Federation, Mufti Hamid Yasin Secretary General Mohammad Iqbal, Coach Team India , Irfan Aziz Botta, Treasurer, Indian Pencak Silat Federation Himanshu Grover, Politician , Tirath Rana , President Haryana Pencak Silat Association, Davender Singh Dhul, Director Sports MD University and other officers and officials were also present on the occasion.
Earlier, Manish Grover , Treasurer, Haryana Olympic Association declared the championship open on the opening ceremony.
The Championship was organised by Pencak Silat Association Haryana under the aegis of Indian Pencak Silat Federation under the banner of Ministry of Youth affairs and sports, Govt of India and Sports authority of India.