An Exclusive interview with Mr.Bimal Karmokar General Secretary
Seigokai Karate-do Association of India.
-Sir tell us about the championship
Shihan Bimal -We have just concluded our Raha Cup 2019. This was our 24th West Bengal State Seigo-kai Karate Tournament. This is basically a tournament for the people of West Bengal State. This tournament is to commemorate Raha Sensei’s dedication toward Seigo-kai Karate in India. He is the father of Seigo-kai in India.
Every year we organize this tournament with a belief and feeling that our beloved Sensei R.R.Raha is still with us and motivating us. More than 908 participants from various districts of West Bengal took part in this tournament.
Date: 21st & 22nd December 2019
Venue: Bharatiya Vidya Bhaban Campus, Kolkata Salt Lake
Total number of Participants 908 heads
No. of Officials/Judges/Referees: 82 heads
No. of Training Centers participated: 24 Training Centers
No. of District of WB state involved: 14 Districts
Chief Guest :
Dr. G.V.SubramanianDirector – Bharatiya Vidya Bhaban School, Kolkata
Mr. Ramanuj Mukhopadhyay – Vice President – Bengal Olympic Association and Indian Swimming Federation
Hanshi Premjit Sen – Referee Commission Chairman – Karate Association of India (National Federation), President – Karate Association of Bengal
Mr. Abhijit Rudra: District Physical Education Officer ( North 24 Pgs )
Mrs. Sujata Ghosh – Principal – Bharatiya Vidya Bhaban School, Kolkata
Dr. Ramakant Patra – Principal Bhavan’s Institute of Management
Mr. Sankarlal Chakraborty- Ex East Bengal footballer and ex Mohan Bagan coach.
Prof. Dr. Mritunjay Khan. and
Mr. Krishan Singh Dikpati – President Throw Ball Association of Bengal
The program has been concluded after declaration and handing over the championship and runners up trophies
CHAMPION: PRATAPGARH UDAYA SANGHA OF 24 PARGANAS (SOUTH) DISTRICT
RUNNERS UP: BIRENDRA SIBIR OF PURBA MEDINIPUR DISTRICT