4th Purba Bardhaman District Karate Championship 2023 (Selection for KAB State Selection for KIO National) organised by Bardhaman Karate-Do Association (BKA) was held on 19th March, 2023 at Sri Aurobindo Stadium, Badamtala, Bardhaman.
This tournament is the authentic, official and recognised District Karate Championship in Purba Bardhaman and is approved by Karate-Do Association of Bengal (KAB).
Mr. Kamal Chandra Ghosh (BKA President) inaugurated the event. In the opening ceremony, a kata, a kumite and a team kata were demonstrated by the Purba Bardhaman karatekas.
Almost 70 karate athletes from four sub-divisions – Bardhaman Sadar Nouth, Bardhaman Sadar South, Kalna and Katwa competed in total 22 groups of Kata, Kumite and Team Kata events divided into different age & weight categories. The competition was supervised by one continental (Asian Karate Federation) Judge and five national (Karate India Organisation) Judges.
General Secretary of BKA, Renshi Debasis Kumar Mondal said, “Under the guidance of Hanshi Premjit Sen (KAB President) and Hanshi Joydeb Mondal (KAB General Secretary) and with the support of BKA Members, the tournament is successfully completed.
To make this event more attractive, we released our new competition logo, mascot and poster before the competition. We have also started new district karate ranking system in Purba Bardhaman to encourage the players. Last year’s official national, zonal and state medalists of Purba Bardhaman District were also felicitated today. District Style Membership Certificates and District’s Best Karate Athlete Certificates were also distributed today.
I am very much thankful to Hanshi Premjit Sen and Hanshi Joydeb Mondal for their blessings and to all the guests, participants, officials, referees, judges, medical staffs, coaches, families and media friends for their support to make this event a grand success.”
Bardhaman Sadar North Sub-division topped the medal table. Notably, Sreyasi Ghosh & Chaitali Guin won three Gold medals in this fourth edition of PBDKC.