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29th Inter School and 11th Inter College Karate Tournament begins

Shillong, Aug 17: The 29th Inter School and 11th Inter College Karate Tournament 2023, organised by the All Meghalaya Karate-Do Association (AMKA), began today at the Multipurpose Hall at the Sports Authority of India’s Shillong Training Centre on the NEHU campus.
Supported by the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, the annual karate championship for school children and college students will run until August 19.
Sports Minister Shakliar Warjri, graced the opening ceremony as the chief guest and the working president of the Meghalaya State Olympic Association, John F Kharshiing, was the Guest of Honour.
Around 500 karatekas from 70 schools and six colleges will take part over the course of the three-day event.
2022’s champions were OM Roy Memorial Secondary School (inter-school, girls), St Anthony‚Äôs LP School (inter-school, boys) and Shillong College (college category).
The annual event gives space to the young karatekas of the state to demonstrate their ability in Kumite (sparring) and kata (form demonstration) events and many martial artists have progressed from this tournament to national and international competitions where they have represented and won laurels for Meghalaya and the country.

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