State level Karate competitions for school students was arranged by Tamil Nadu Keni Mebuni Shittoriyu Karate Association at the Perunthurai Palanichami Arts College Stadium on Jan 20. The college correspondent Dharaneedharan inaugurated the event. General Secretary of All India Karate Federation Kiyoshi PR Ramesh welcomed. Principal Dr. Parameswari presided.
Renshi Selvaraj delivered a vote of thanks. Later PR Ramesh presided over the valedictory. Vellalar Matric Higher Secondary School Principal Rajeswari congratulated the winners by giving prizes. College Principal Mrs. Parameswari gave away certificates.
650 students from 12 districts participated in 32 different competitions. Tirupur district Kangeyam Jaycees School won the overall championship trophy, the second prize trophy was awarded to Erode Hindu Kalvi Nilayam Matriculation School, and the third prize was awarded to Vellalar Matriculation School, Erode and Salem Kalipatti Mahendra International School. About 33 students have been selected to participate in the All India Competitions to be organized by the Federation at the YMCA Nandanam Stadium on February 11, 12, Chennai.