Lucknow, December 22 : A two-day inter-school Taekwondo Championship, being organized by City Montessori School, Station Road Campus was inaugurated here at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium. Chief Guest on the occasion, Dr Syed Rafat Zubair Rizvi, General Secretary, Hammadon Kumdo Association of India inaugurated the championship by lighting the lamp. Addressing the participants on the occasion, Dr Rizvi said that such events not only bring out the sporting talents in children but also infuse new energy and enthusiasm in them. These child participants of today will bring glory to the country in Taekwondo one day. Dr Rizvi congratulated CMS for organizing this inter-school championship. Earlier, the inauguration ceremony began with school prayer and all-religion prayer.
Speaking on the occasion, CMS Founder Dr Jagdish Gandhi said that it is important to provide an inspiring environment to the children and applaud even their small achievements for the development of talents in them. CMS gives equal importance to sports and education. Convenor of the Championship and Principal of CMS Station Road Campus, Mrs Deepali Gautam earlier welcomed all the participants, their teachers, and other eminent guests.
CMS Chief Public Relations Officer, Mr Hari Om Sharma informed that on the first day of the championship, matches of boys and girls in the sub-junior category were held after the opening ceremony. Preliminary rounds, semi-finals, and final matches were played in the boys under-18 weight category to under-41 weight category and in girls from under-16 weight category to under-38 weight category. All the matches were conducted on a knock-out basis as per the rules and regulations of ‘World Taekwondo’.