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Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's First Ever Karate Tournament 2014

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Kolkata, August 19: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan held the First Ever "West Bengal State Karate Tournament 2014" with Seigo-Kai Karate Do Association of India. 350 teams from 120 schools all across districts of West Bengal participated. 8 different age groups from 4 years to 18 years demonstrated their martial art skill in the tournament

A total of 38 events in two different categories (Kata and Kumite) enthralled the spectators. The winners were awarded with gold, silver, bronze medals and certificates.

Prasun Mukherjee, Executive Vice Chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and former Commissioner of Police, Kolkata is the Chief Patron of this tournament.

It was an attempt to instill a disciplinary mentality among the students to stay healthy and lead a meaningful life.

West Bengal State Karate Tournament 2014

The tournament was meant for the school children and there was overwhelming response from all across the state. 350 teams from 120 schools from Murshidabad, Howrah, Hooghly, Midnapur, North 24 Parganas South 24 Parganas and Kolkata participated in this unique Karate Championship. 8 different age groups from 4 years to 18 years demonstrated their martial art skill in the tournament.

West Bengal State Karate Tournament 2014

This maiden initiative to spread the awareness about martial art and its importance in our daily life to build a strong body and mind was successfully conducted under the able guidance of Mr. Rebati Ranjan Raha, the president of Seigo - KaiKarate Do Association of India. Mr. Prasun Mukherjee, Executive Vice Chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and former Commissioner of Police, Kolkata is the Chief Patron of this tournament.

West Bengal State Karate Tournament 2014

The events were divided into two categories - Kata or Demonstration and Kumite or Fight/Bout. The young contestants had tested their mettle through 38 different events (Kata - 20 and Kumite - 18) in this day long tournament. The winners were awarded with Gold, Silver, Bronze medals and certificates.

West Bengal State Karate Tournament 2014

Mr. G. V. Subramanian, Joint Director, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan commented on the initiative, "The importance of sports in the life of a young student is invaluable. Values like discipline, responsibility, self-confidence, sacrifice, and accountability are ingrained effortlessly in young minds through sports."

About Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan:
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan was founded by Kulapati Dr. K. M. Munshi in the year 1938.From a small beginning, Bhavan has grown into an internationally reputed intellectual, cultural and educational movement. It has 119 centres of which 7 are overseas and there are 367 constituent institutions. Bhavan tries to promote education, literature, culture, science, human values and inter- faith harmony for all around human development.

Seigo-kai Karate was introduced in India on 1st September 1980 through the formation of Calcutta Martial Arts Club at 13/1A, Govt. Place East, Calcutta - 700 069. At present more than 13,000 students both men & women are being trained under 47 recognized training centers in different parts of our country of which 11751 are registered with us.

For further information, please contact:
Shri G.V. Subramanian: +91 98744 17272: gvbhavan@gmail.com

Contact:
Ratandip/ Debaparna
Ketchum Sampark
9831065653/ 9831957377
Email: samparkkolkata@gmail.com

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