Port Blair, Nov. 28: The Pencak Silat Team from the Andaman & Nicobar Islands has brought immense pride to the region by clinching five medals at the 11th Pre-Teen, Sub-Junior & Junior (Boys & Girls) National Pencak Silat Championship. This prestigious event, held at the Patliputra Indoor Stadium in Patna, Bihar, from November 23rd to 26th, 2023, witnessed the participation of over 1350 players from 34 States/UTs.

The event was organized by the Patna Pencak Silat Association under the auspices of the Indian Pencak Silat Federation, Affiliated to Indian Pencak Silat Federation (IPSF), International Pencak Silat Federation (PERSILAT), Asian Pencak Silat Federation (APSIF), South Asian Pencak Silat Federation (SAPSF).

Recognized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, Sports Authority of India, School Games Federation of India, Association of Indian Universities, the championship showcased exceptional skills of martial artists from across the country.

The Andaman & Nicobar Pencak Silat Team secured a total of five medals, including one Gold, two Silver, and two Bronze. The team, comprised of nine players, was led by National Coach Shri Logarjun M, Manager Shri T. Anil Kumar and President Shri Shihan MS Murugan.

On November 28, 2023, the team had the honor of meeting Shri. Devesh Chandra Srivastva, IPS DGP of A&N Islands. During this meeting, the DGP extended his blessings and congratulations to all participants and winners. He acknowledged the pivotal role of Shri MS Murugan, an EX Sub Inspector A&N Police in shaping the youths into sportsmanship, fostering dedication and instilling a strong work ethic in their careers.

Additionally, the team met Respected Ms Monika Bhardwaj, IPS DIGP (L&O), who expressed best wishes for their future endeavors, encouraging them to achieve even greater milestones for the Islands.