Gadchiroli April 19 (District Correspondent) The Silver Jubilee of ‘Gadchiroli District Amateur Karate Association’ was celebrated at the City Heart Hotel here the other day.
Gadchiroli – Chimur Lok Sabha MP Ashok Nete was mainly present. Senior BJP leader Baburao Kohle, President of District Karate Association Prashant Waghare, Vice President Rupraj Wakode, Karate Guide Avinash Vargatiwar, Rahul Namde Police Inspector, Punam Namde, PSI Sanghamitra Bambode and Yogesh Chavan were prominently present.
The portrait of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was garlanded and traditional lamp was lighted by the guests. Ms. Sheela Shinde enthralled the audience with her melodious song.
Raje Chhatrapati Gadchiroli District Karate Award and Best Karate Player Award was given to the winners of inter-varsity competition and Maharashtra Karate Association competition on this occasion. The players were felicitated with certificates of appreciation and a bouquet.
Mr. Nete in his speech appealed the students of the district to learn karate lessons saying it is an important part of life for the self defense and good health. Mr. Waghre revealed the history of Gadchiroli Karate Association. Due to the sport of karate, the students get a disciplined life, he stated. Mr. Rupraj Wakode gave guidance on old and new karate games.
Mr. Rahul Namde and Mrs. Poonam Namde encouraged the students to win state and national competitions in karate. Young students were guided about good touch and bad touch. In the current scenario, Karate is a basic element of life and it is the need of the hour to train the students and youths, they said.
Names of Raje Chhatrapati Gadchiroli District Karate Award National Competition Winners are as follows- Mahendra Wati, Milind Kumar Gedam, Shubham Komrewar, Chetan Lohkare, Kshitij Wigam, Gauri Salotkar, Yash Nedoorvar, Sarthak Gedam, Arohi Chavan, Gaurav Hichami, Tushar Katge, Rahul Arikar, Prajnasurya Ramteke, Mahesh Meshram, Aprav Bhaisare, Prayag Madavi, Gayatri Pendor,
Similarly, state level winning players are -Chandrasekhar Jenghte, Aryan Bavane, Achal Wakode, Lavanya Kowe, Pratham Wakode, Sumit Jenghte, Prachiti Namde, Chetna Waikar, Dhanashree Raut, Sarthak Nerkar, Amey Namde, Prisha Kabra, Swara Nerkar, Vedant Deshmukh, Roman Tingusle.
Raje Chhatrapati District Karate Award winning students – Nandini Barsagade, Shravani Kovey, Manaswi Manaspure, Pratham Koret, Srihash Budhbavre, Siddhi Gedam, Sanskriti Arsode, Riddhi Chaudhary, Sarang Kejalkar, Advik Gadyawar, Deepshree Indulkar, Shubham Konde, Arnav Undirwade, Mehak Ali Syed.
All these players were honored by dignitaries by giving them prizes. Similarly, diploma and black belts were awarded to the students who passed the recently conducted black belt examination. Sai Babanwade, Arnav Undirwade, Yash Nedurwar, Chetna Waikar, Shravani Mandavkar, Manaswi Manaspure, Nandini Barsagade, Shravani Kovey, and Sarthak Nerkar were felicitated.
The introduction of the program was done by Mr. Yogesh Chavan and Sonali Chavan. Vote of thanks was proposed by Shubham Komrewar.