Ajas Army Camp, with the support of Ali Sports Academy, has trained 10 local youth from the village in martial arts, a spokesperson of 15 Corps said here on Thursday.
“A total of 10 participants were sponsored by the Army Camp to participate in Martial Arts Championship trials held at Jammu (Wushu and kick boxing) in various age groups to be selected, to represent India in 9th South Asian Karate Championship to be held in Delhi,” said the spokesperson.
A total of five candidates have been selected as part of the Indian team, he said, adding, to motivate them further, selected individuals were invited to the Army Camp and were felicitated with prizes.
“The efforts of Army have been successful in harnessing and nurturing the talent and channelising the energies of the youth in a constructive manner. The selected individuals will definitely motivate more children’s to participate and pursue other sports activities,” he said.