Our Sports Correspondent
Ludhiana, July 27
A large number of boys and girls (karatekas) took part in the belt grading test held in different age groups here at Dugri. They performed before the selection panel headed by Shihan Ashok Chohan, general secretary, Ludhiana District Karate-Do Association.
Participants exhibited their skills in different forms of karate namely dachi, shuki, firi, kata and kumite during the test and were awarded belts according to the results. Ashok Chohan encouraged the players and advised them to continue their hard work to achieve the next step.
The successful participants were awarded belts. In the U-10 years, Tanush Lekhi, Shubham Sofat, Ekamveer Singh, Bhavik Garg and Aradha Thapa secured the yellow belt while Soham Chauhan won the orange belt.
In the U-12 category, Gurasees Kaur and Paramveer Singh were awarded yellow belt whereas Simran Chauhan got the blue belt.
Similarly, in the U-15 section, Sahib Singh Surjewala and Jahnavi won the yellow belt while Nikhil secured the blue belt.
Renuka, Gaganjot Kaur and Gaurav competed in the U-18 section and the trio won yellow belts while Sharan Jitu Sah was awarded yellow belt in the U-21 group.
Addressing the participants and parents, Ashok Chohan said the next grading test would be organised shortly. He motivated the players to work hard to get the next grading belt in their respective groups. Ashok also demonstrated karate skills on this occasion.
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