Mr.Likhatara President of Karate Association of India (KAI) has added another feather to his cap by becoming the vice president of the Commonwealth Karate Federation (CKF).
Mr Tara is the second from the country, and the first from the Northeast, to occupy such a high post in the world karate arena.
The CKF, headquartered in Canada, offered the post to Tara on 6 November. Mr.Likha was inducted into the CKF based on the impressive performance by the Indian karate players under his leadership in the recent past.
There is a wave of thrill among all the Indian Karatekas as everybody is eagerly waiting to see karate reach new heights under the leadership of Mr Likha Tara.
Likhatara a 7th dan black belt, had served as a police officer from 1982 to 2003. He was also the karate instructor at the Police Training Centre in Banderdewa from 1989-1998 and had served as the vice-chairman of the Sports Authority of Arunachal from 2012 to 2015.
Tara, who is also the president of the Arunachal Karate-Do Association, has been working silently for the promotion and development of karate in the state for the last 38 years, along with his team of dedicated officials.
He was appointed twice as a technical committee member, in the 33rd and the 34th National Games, held in Assam and Jharkhand, respectively.
Tara was also the Team India coach for the Senior World Karate Championship, Austria (2016), the 4th Nihon Shoto-Kan Karate Federation’s Asian Karate-do Championship, Sri Lanka, the 12th AKF Senior and the 13th Junior & Cadet Championship, Dubai, UAE (2013), and the 9th World Karate Federation, Junior, Cadet and U-21 Years Championship, Indonesia (2015).
He was also appointed as an official during the WKF World Senior Karate Championship held in Madrid, Spain, in 2018, and is the first person from Arunachal to participate in a karate training camp in Japan (in 2000).