Kakinada: Union Minister of State for Defence and Kakinada MP M.M. Pallam Raju inaugurated the 24th National Taekwondo Championship at East Godavari District Sports Authority Indoor Auditorium here on Monday.
On the occasion, Mr. Pallam Raju said youth should evince interest in sports and games in addition to their studies and try their best to reach the pinnacles of success. Competitions like the present one help in extracting the talents possessed by youth, in their formative years.
Taekwondo players from 22 States are participating in the championship which is being jointly hosted by the Indian Taekwondo Federation and Andhra Pradesh Taekwondo Association. The event concludes on December 30.
Kakinada City MLA Dwarampudi Chandrasekhara Reddy, Pithapuram MLA Vanga Geeta, former MLA V Venkateswara Rao and others took part in the inaugural function.