Abrar Khan selected as the captain of the Delhi's ‘Aryan’s World’ for ‘India Taekwondo League (ITL) 2015’
New Delhi, 12th May, 2015: Abrar Khan, prominent taekwondo player, is selected as the Captain of Delhi's team (Aryan World) in the forthcomingIndia Taekwondo League (ITL) 2015 to be held at Tyagraj Stadium, New Delhi from 16th to 18th May 2015. 12 teams are participating in the league and will play against each other to reach the semi-finals on 17th May 2015.
Abrar Khan is from army background and he is selected after rigorous training sessions to lead his career in taekwondo sport, famous Korean martial art and combat sport used for self-defense and physical fitness. Eminent sport stars like Milkha Singh, Pan Singh Tomar and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore were also selected through the same selection procedure in their respective army camps. Mr. Khan’s strength is attacking and he has participated in 3 international tournaments. He has also played in Asian Championships, Olympic Games and World Championships.
Mr. Ajay Dalal, owner of the Delhi team and a taekwondo player himself said, ‘Being a taekwondo player, I am very well aware with the challenges of the players that they have to go through. It is a very popular game in other countries; however it still has to taste recognition in India. Abrar is a great player with much exposure in sports domain. I am sure he will lead the team to success with his leadership qualities.’
The sports domain in India is very biased. Talented and efficient players are still deprived of basic amenities and do not even have food 3 times a day. Taekwondo is the national sport of South Korea and is an Olympic sport. The motive of ITL is to encourage and nourish Indian talent and make them ready to participate in international tournaments and especially to win medals for our nation in the Olympics. ITL will give much needed exposure to the players and make them tough for other fights.
Mr. Abrar Khan, Captain, Aryan’s World Delhi said, ‘I am very glad and thankful to Aryan’s World owners for giving me this opportunity. My main focus would be to lead the team to best of my abilities. We already have great players in our team like Amir Khan from Uttrakhand, Amarjeet from Haryana, Rohan Kumar from Delhi, Vikarn from Haryana, Imran Ali from Uttrakhand, Shraddha Dixit from UP, Rekha Rani from Assam and Sanju Boro from Assam who have really played well in some point in their career and represented India at international level.’
Proposed guests at the event are Arvind Kejriwal (Chief Minister of Delhi), Manish Sisodia (Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi), many Bollywood stars such as John Abraham, Neetu Chandra, Priyanshu Chatterjee and Tiger Shroff to name a few. The winner from the ITL will get the opportunity to play at world level.
The team is also supported by Nari Yuwa Shakti Foundation, one of the fast growing non-profit and voluntary organization for the welfare and rehabilitation of underprivileged, downtrodden and exploited persons of the society, especially women, children, elderly and disabled.