Srinagar: The two days National Pencak Silat Coaches and Referees Seminar 2017 was inaugurated Sunday here at Sher Kashmir Indoor Stadium Srinagar .
Around 22 states incliding host J&K are taking part in the seminar.
The national seminar is organised by Indian Pencak Silat Federation in conjunction with Pencak Silat association of Jammu and Kashmir under the banner of J&K state sports council.
Vice chairman J&K Project Construction Corporation Sheikh Khalid Jehangir, and Secretary Sports council Waheed ur Rehman Para were the chief guest .
On the occasion, Sheikh Khalid said that organising of these events will improve our players standard and I hope that in the coming months our Players in the sport of Pencak Silat will represent state and country will bring laurel for the state.
“ I also appreciate the role of Secretary Sports Council, Waheed ur rehman para for his hardwork and dedication for the sports and sportsmen,”Jehangir said
“He had leave no stone unturned to promote the sports from grassroots level to club and village level . And our players are showing best performances at the International level in the past, he added.
Para while his speech, siad that sports council is always on the forefront of the promotion of the different sports and we will also take advantage of this sport. Because Pencak Silat is one of the medal event in the forthcoming Asian Games and this is a high time that our players will get a chance to play at the Asian Games level and I hope that our state players will break the ice by winning of medals at the Asian Games podium. Asian Games is one of the prestigious event which is next to the Olympic Games.
Divisional Sports officer Nuzhat Ara,Sports Officer Nusrat Gazala,Central, Manager Indoor Stadium, Sheikh Tulal ahmad and other officers and officials of the sports council and federation were present on the occasion.