Jammu: One the sports Icon of J&K s well as of India Master Atul Pangotra has won Silver Medal in Individual Men Senior Pomsae during the World Taekwondo Hanmandang 2016 at Pokhra Nepal.
Chairman J&K Legislative Council Haji Anayat Ali appreciated the State Awardee Atul Pangotra at his Office in Civil Secretariat Jammu and termed him one of the living legends of J&K.
During the meeting Atul Pangotra briefed about the game as well as about his efforts for keeping the game alive in J&K and thanked Haji Anayat for supporting and appreciating the efforts of Sports Person like Him. Atul Pangotra further added that the process for getting permission to sports person like him in J&K for participating in National, and International Events should be easy so that they can easily participate in those events.
He also briefed Haji Anayat Ali about the status of Taekwondo in Kargil and urged upon him to deputy three taekwondo coaches who are working in different government departments to impart training to the students as Kargil is the most advanced district in the discipline of Taekwondo.
Haji Anayat Ali assured Atul Pangotra for every possible support to uplift the game in the State and will take up the matter with the concerned authority as well as with His Excellency Governor of J&K NN Vohra so that Sports will come as a Profession rather than as an option.
Atul Pangotra is also the only Medalist from J&K in Commonwealth Games and is also NIS as well as Physical Education Teacher. Under his Guidance many players has won medals in National and International Events and is a successful coach also.