* Empower girls for a better society: Hibu
By A O News Service
NAHARLAGUN, June 11: Arunachalee karatekas have won 11 (4- gold, 2 –silver and 5- bronze) medals in four-day Karate Association of India (KAI) Sub-Junior and Senior National Karate Championships (SNKCs)-2019 which begun at Delhi’s Talkatra Stadium on Tuesday, according to KAI president Shihan Likha Tara.
The winners are: Gold — Jhoney Mangkhiya (68kg), 11-year-old Anyee Sonoma (35kg), 11-year-old Aman Dui (35kg) and 13-year-old Deepak Jamoh 45kg); Silver — senior Sumpi Chege (+68kg) and 13-year-old Mekhiya Sono (40kg); Bronze — eight-year-old Menand Kamsar (kata individual), 10-year-old Risen Yun (30kg), 12-year-old Kids Dargung (35kg), 12-year-old G. Lingran (40kg) and 13-year-old Bhai Sangyu (+45kg)
Delhi Police special commissioner Robin Hibu felicitated them the thunderous applause of jam packed audience, AKA sources told this daily from Delhi.
“If as a serious parent you want to empower your daughters, apart from strategy to encourage them for academic excellence encouraging, they should be empowered with deadly self defence training,” Hibu said citing her personal example of his both daughters who are karate black belt holders and always ready deadly karate techniques against any adversary.
“Educating a girl is education the whole family for developing a better society”, he said adding the central government has been recommended to introduce compulsory self defence training in schools all over India.
“Let’s strive to empower our girls educationally and physical to defend themselves from any sort of harassment from any quarter in their life,” his appeal was responded with huge claps again.
In all 43 karatekas of Arunachal Pradesh [sub-junior boys and girls (age 8 to 13 years); senior boys (age+18) & (age+16); females (age+18) & (age+16)] are taking part in the event under the supervision of Shihan Tara, KAI referee commission member-cum-Arunachal Karate Do Association (AKA) general secretary Bulang Marik and AKA technical director-cum-coach Deven Sharma.