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The Gatka Federation of India has today constituted its state Gatka organization under the name of “Jammu and Kashmir Gatka Association” with a vision to promote the historical martial art Gatka in the state. General Secretary of Gatka Federation Mr. Harjeet Singh Grewal also announced the office bearers of newly formed state association nominating Manmeet Singh Amn and Hardip Singh Gill as its chairman and vice-chairman respectively. Other office bearers include Ravinder Singh president, Ravinder Singh General Secretary, Rajinder Singh senior vice president Kashmir zone, Tajinder Singh joint Secretary, Amarjeet Singh finance secretary and Ranjit Singh technical director. Chairman Manmeet Singh Amn said that J&K Gatka Association shall get its affiliation with J&K State Sports Council as well as with the J&K State Olympic Association. A tournament coordination committee was also formed and other district bodies will be constituted by next month.A training/coaching camp for Gatka players as well as for coaches has been announced for two days October 25 and 26. Secretary Grewal said, “Gatka practice also meant to enable youth to stay healthy and agile by keeping them away from the menace of drug abuse and other intoxicants to lead a disciplined and pious life”.