SAI bags overall championship title in state karate c’ship

ITANAGAR, Nov 19: Sports Authority of India (SAI), Special Area Game Centre, Naharlagun, won the overall championship title with 17 gold, 12 silver and 6 bronze medals in the 23rd State Level Karate-Do Championship, which was held at Lohit HQ Tezu from 15 to 18 November.
Upper Subansiri won the first runner-up title with 10 gold medals, while Papum Pare bagged the second runner-up title with eight gold, 10 silver and 6 bronze medals.
Arunachal Karate Do Association president Likha Tara said all the gold medallists have been selected for the sixth National Level North East Karate-Do Championship to be held at Dimapur, Nagaland, from 10 to 12 December.
Over 700 karatekas from all over the state participated in the championship, which was conducted under the supervision of AKA technical director S Deben Sharma and general secretary Bulang Marik.
The closing ceremony was attended by engineer Ginko Linggi, Lohit DFO Soplan Manyu, former Tezu ZPM Bademso Tayang and CALSOM general secretary Suraj Tayang.
The opening ceremony was attended by Sports & Youth Affairs Minister Dr Mohesh Chai, former national ABVP general secretary Vinay Bidre, Lohit DC Karma Leki and SP Dorjee Wangdi Thungon.