PRESS RELEASE N0: JPNEMPAK 16-34
EMBASSY OF JAPAN ORGANIZED KARATE EDUCATION WORKSHOP IN LAHORE
Islamabad: 27th October 2016The Embassy of Japan organized Karate Education Workshop in Lahore from October 25 to 27, 2016 aiming to promote karate sports in Pakistan. The workshop was held at the Punjab Institute of Language, Art & Culture (PILAC) in collaboration with the Pakistan-Japan Cultural Association Lahore, Japan Karate Association of Pakistan and PILAC.
The Embassy of Japan organized Karate Education Workshop for the first time in Pakistan which was actively participated by the youth of Lahore and its adjoining areas. The instructors of Japan Karate Association of Pakistan from Peshawar, Sialkot and Lahore imparted physical as well as mental training to the participants during the three-day workshop. Around 50 boys and girls up to high school participated in the workshop.
Mr. Katsunori Ashida, Head of Public Affairs, Embassy of Japan in Pakistan, speaking at the certificate award ceremony at the concluding day said the purpose of organizing this karate education workshop was to provide an opportunity to the Pakistani youth to learn “real” karate which requires courtesy as well as mental endurance rather than physical strength. He highly appreciated the participants for showing their keen interest in this workshop and hoped that it would prove beneficial for them. Mr. Ashida also thanked PILAC, PJCA and Japan Karate Association of Pakistan for making this workshop successful. Later Mr. Ashida presented certificates to the participants of the workshop.
It is pertinent to mention here that karate is to become an Olympic event from Tokyo Olympics 2020. (End)