Jammu City March 16 : Jammu & Kashmir Gatka Association would organize its 1st State Gatka Championship (Men & Women) at Maharani Chand Kaur Khalsa College, at Jammu from 5-6th April, 2014. Gatka players in age category under-14, under-17, under-19, under-22 and under-25 could participate in the tournament.
Stating this here today Rangeel Singh, Chariman, J & K Gatka Association said that the competition would be held according to the rules set forth by World Gatka Federation and the winners would be awarded with medals and certificates.
He further informed that Sports Minister of State will be the chief guest on opening ceremony and H. S. Grewal General Secretary Gatka Federation of India will award certificates & medals to winners.
He said that earlier, the Gatka was only the domain of males, now even the females have been outperforming the males by displaying their rare acumen in the Gatka sport. He categorically said that promotion of Gatka as a sport at national as well as international arena would not only strengthen the bonds of communal harmony and universal brotherhood but also play a significant role in spreading the message of peace and love amongst all comity of nations.