Karate Champ meets CM

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Amaravati, Sept 22: International junior Karate champion A Kartik Reddy met Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at his Camp Office here on Thursday.

The Chief Minister as instructed the authorities to give recognition to karate in SAAP and said that the State has been extending all encouragement to sports.

Kartik, who hails from Tirupati, had won gold in the recently held Commonwealth Games in the under 16 section and prior to that in the US Open Championship held at Los Angeles as well. The young player expressed confidence that he would win medal in the World Karate Championship to be held at Turkey in October.

Kartik had shown the medals he had won to the Chief Minister, who had announced a cash incentive of Rs 10 lakhs.

Karitik parents Sirisha Reddy, Chandrasekhar Reddy, Tourism and Sports Minister RK Roja, SKAAP President Dr Milton Luther Sastri, Praveen Reddy and Krishna Reddy were present.