Update: Sep 16, 2021 3:18 PM STI
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Sep 16 (ANI): The Srinagar District Taekwondo Championship was held on Wednesday. It was organized as part of the Srinagar Smart City project.
Speaking to ANI, event organizer Ansha Basheer said: “After a six-year hiatus, such a championship is being held in Srinagar. The children are really happy because taekwondo is a popular sport in Srinagar.
“The main purpose of organizing this event is to motivate children from all over the country to come and participate as well,” she added.
The children of Srinagar were happy that the event took place after six years.
“I am very happy with the championship, I want such events to be organized every year because it gives us not only physical but also mental strength,” said Ahalika Tahir, a participant.
“I urge everyone in the country to come and play sports,” she added.
“Taekwondo keeps you in shape. These events will also help the country achieve its first medal in taekwondo at the Olympics,” said Rahmat Jahan, another participant.
The event also had a taekwondo demonstration by the Shopian District Taekwondo Association.
“Self defense is the need of the hour. We need to motivate our children through this kind of event so that they can learn martial arts and Taekwondo,” said a member of the District Taekwondo Association. by Shopian. (ANI)