Inclusion of karate, fencing, pencak silat in All India Judo Cluster will give chances to more players, says Sports Minister Anurag Thakur

The Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur holding a press conference on Cabinet Decisions, in New Delhi on August 18, 2021.

New Delhi [India]: Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said that for the first time ever, players from karate, fence and also pencak silat will obtain an opportunity to represent their states during the 7th All India Judo Cluster.
The 7th All India Judo Cluster opening up ceremony was held on Monday. Thakur was additionally a part of the ceremony. “For the very first time, 3 various other sports including Martial arts, Secure fencing and also Pencak Silat have actually additionally been consisted of in this champion, which I invite. This will certainly provide possibilities to much more gamers,” stated Thakur during the event.
He claimed that earlier, just sporting activities like judo, taekwondo, gymnastics and wushu belonged to the champion.
The event is being organised by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). The six-day event will be arranged in between September 19 and 24 below in the national funding in which seven games consisting of Judo, Wushu, Taekwondo, Pencak Silat, Martial Arts, Gymnastics and also Secure fencing will certainly be organised.
“The CISF is organising 7th All India Cops Judo Cluster-2022 from 19th to 24th September 2022 at Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, New Delhi,” CISF Inspector General (Administration) Udayan Banerjee stated while attending to a press briefing earlier on September 16.
This year Penkak Silat, Fencing and also Wushu are included for the first time in the Collection.
41 teams with about 1,500 sportspersons from Central Police Forces as well as State Police will be taking part in the Championship. A minimum of 168 sportspersons of CISF (97 guys and also 71 ladies) will certainly participate in the Cluster.
The closing ceremony of the Collection will be arranged on September 24 in presence of Archana Ramasundaram, Member, Lokpal of India, as the Chief Visitor.
Banerjee additionally claimed that all endeavours would certainly be made by the CISF to promote the sporting activities connected with the Judo Collection amongst the youth of our country.
Pooja Kadiyan, Arjun Awardee, ‘Wushu’ champion, four-time world champ and first-ever Gold Medallist of India in globe champion 2017, Tulika Maan, Silver Champion in ‘Judo’ in Commonwealth Games-2022, and also Vijay Kumar Yadav, Bronze Medalist in ‘Judo’ in Commonwealth Games-2022, existed at the press briefing.
N.G.Gupta, IG (NCR), Vijay Prakash, IPS, IG (APS-I) and also Shikha Gupta, IG (Rectt and Trg) of CISF felicitated all over invited prominent sportspersons by presenting them shawls and mementos.

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