The Minister of Youth Policy and Sports of the Republic of Uzbekistan, First Vice-President of the International Kurash Association Adham Ikramov is visiting India on the issues of the country’s sports system, attracting young people to sports in remote areas and improving sports cooperation between Uzbekistan and India.
On the following day of the visit, Mr. Ikramov and officials of the Kurash Association of India visited the training of the athletes.
Mr. Ikramov was accompanied by 1st Vice President of IKA, Chairman of Kurash Association of India Jagdish Tytler, IKA Referee Director Ravi Kapoor, President of Indian Kurash Ramesh Popli, General Secretary Lal Singh, General Treasurer Dharmendra Malhotra and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Uzbekistan to India Dilshod Ahatov.
The Minister visited Baba Gang Nath Judo Academy and Apex Kurash Centers in Delhi and observed the training of the kurash athletes. Asian Games silver medalists Pinki Balhara graduated from this academy.
The sports official from Uzbekistan watched kurash training in Indian clubs and highly appreciated the number of young people interested in kurash and the skills of the coaches. He expressed his satisfaction with the work being done on Kurash in India.
During the meeting, Mr. Ikramov informed that its planned to give two sets of kurash “gilam” and 60 kurash “yahtak” to Baba Gang Nath and Apex Academy. It was also agreed to launch an experience exchange program of a group of athletes and coaches from India in cooperation with the best kurash Coaches in Uzbekistan.