Taku inaugurates state karate championship

SEPPA, Dec 16: Local MLA Tapuk Taku inaugurated the 24th State Level Cadet, Junior and U-21 Karate Championship here in East Kameng district on Monday.
Around 250 karatekas from various districts are participating in the championship. Anjaw, Lohit, East Siang, Lower Dibang Valley and Namsai have had to pull out of the event due to the prevailing situation in Assam.
Taku highlighted the importance of karate as a sport in bringing discipline in life, and assured to offer his support to such events in the future.
Arunachal Pradesh Building & Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board Chairman Jalley Sonam and Arunachal Karate Do Association working president Bulang Marik also spoke.
While the kata competitions were conducted on the first day, the kumite will be conducted from Tuesday.
The championship is being conducted by the East Kameng Karate Association, in association with the East Kameng Social Welfare & Cultural Organization.