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World Karate Day observed in City.

PESHAWAR -- The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Karate Association with the collaboration of Pakistan Karate Federation, KP Olympic Association and Directorate of Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa organized World Karate Day called as K-Day is to support World Karate Federation on its bid to be part of the Olympic Games program in 2020.

The motto behind is to Let the World Discover Karate wherein more than 100 male and female players associated with the Games turned up in a celebration of K-Day. Pakistan team coach and double South Asian Gold Medalist Khalid Noor masterminded the Day in a beautiful decorated indoor hall of the Hayatabad Sports Complex.

A Rally of about 100 Karate Players was also organized with the players holding placard and banners inscribed with different slogan and support for Karate to be part of the Olympic Games- 2020.

The rallies of the small kids age between 8-17-year-old started from the Hayatabad Sports Complex and after the roundabout of the Ring Road, culminated in front of the main indoor hall. 'We are to express solidarity with those supporting the cause of Karate to be there in 2020 Olympic Games,' Khalid Noor told reporter during the rally.

Associate Secretary Pakistan Olympic Association Zulfiqar Butt, international technical officials and judo coach Shah Faisal, representatives of various associations affiliated with KP Olympic Association were also part of the K-Day rally and celebrations.

'We are looking forward to extend our support to the World Karate Federation, bidding for Karate to be part of the Olympic Games program in 2020,' Zulfiqar Butt said.

Karate is the oldest style of martial art, in Pakistan and is well popular sports in all districts, said Zulfiqar Butt. On this occasion there were stunning demonstrated various self-defense techniques which largely enjoyed the sitting spectators.

The World Karate Day is to recognize the inclusion of the Karate 2020 sport in the Olympic Program in Tokyo and to promote a permanent admission to the Olympic family. Whether it is for beginners or advanced, children or adults, elderly or disabled people, there is a program for everyone in K-Day, Khalid Noor disclosed.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Jun 18, 2017
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