Islamabad: The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry organized the first ICCI Jashn-e-Azadi Taekwondo Championship as a part of Independence Day celebrations. National Taekwondo Club, Islamabad Sunny Taekwondo Club, World Taekwondo Club Bharia Town Phase-5, World Taekwondo Club Bharia Town Phase-8 and Taekwondo Club DHA-II participated in the Championship.
Total 130 kids took part in the competitions. World Taekwondo Club Bharia Town Phase-8 got the first position while World Taekwondo Club Bharia Town Phase-5 goy second and Taekwondo Club DHA-II got third position in the Championship. In individual fights from boys, Abdul Noor, Muhammad Umar and Abdul Jami emerged as best fighters while from girls, Haya Ali and Noor Rehman were the best fighters.
Shahbaz Ali was the Chief Organizer of the Championship while Ch. ZahidRafique, Malik NajeebElahi, Bahadur Khan, Agha Ehtesham, Faizan Shahzad, Asher Hafeez, Usman SarwarAlvi and ShabbirMeo sponsored the event.Former Senator and PTI leader Syed Zafar Ali Shah was the Chief Guest and he distributed medals and certificates among the winners.
Speaking at the occasion, Syed Zafar Ali Shah said that youth was the future of Pakistan as they have great talent and if properly guided and coached, they could excel in every field including sports. He said that the newly elected leadership was quite eager to promote sports and youngsters should strive to lead Pakistan in international sports events including Taekwondo. He said that youth should focus on study and also take active part in sports so that they could contribute to building a healthy society.