JAMMU, Oct 24 (NEPS): Several high ranking officials from Jammu and Kashmir State and Indian Olympic Officials have lauded Oken Jeet Sandham, President of Muaythai Federation of India (MFI), for having successfully conducted and supervised the IFMA India National Muaythai Championship 2010 at Jammu.
The National Championship, which was held at the historic Jammu’s Maulana Azad Stadium, started from October 21 has concluded on October 23, 2010. It was organize by Jammu and Kashmir Muaythai Association (JKMA) under the aegis of MFI.
Divisional Commissioner of Jammu Dr Pawan Kotwal has lauded Oken Jeet for his all the way coming from the northeast India to their state to supervise and conduct the IFMA National Muaythai Championship at Jammu. He was thankful to Oken jeet and his National Federation team for successfully conducting the Championship till the end without any problem.
J and K Olympic leader Asutosh Sharma expressed his extreme happiness while seeing for such National Muaythai Championship in the state for the first time. He heaved praises on Oken Jeet for bringing such “wonderful games” in their state. He further assured his full cooperation to Oken Jeet in promoting and developing the art of Muaythai in Indian Olympic level.
J and K Muaythai Association President Kamal K Gupta while extending his gratitude to MFI President for allowing the state association to host such National Muaythai Championship under the theme “Muaythai Against Drugs” for the first time in their state in a grand manner. He further asked MFI to grant them yet another permission to host another championship in Srinagar and even expressed his desire to host International Muaythai Championship at Jammu in near future.
Oken Jeet also expressed his appreciations to the members of the J and K Muaythai Association for successfully organizing the National Muaythai Championship at Jammu. “Hospitability and food are excellent and the peaceful environment is prevalent everywhere in Jammu,” Oken Jeet said.
“Before coming to Jammu, we received lot of negative publicity of J and K state,” Oken Jeet stated. “But when we reached Jammu, it is other way round. There is peace everywhere; the city is clean and enjoyable.”
MFI president also expressed that participants coming from various parts of the country who took part in the 3-day National Muaythai Championship at Jammu would give a very “positive message” to the rest of the country. He also assured that he would do his best to convince leaders of International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) to grant permission to MFI for future International Muaythai Championship at Jammu.