This will be first ever National Gatka Championship to be held in US
New York, October 18, 2023: Gatka Federation USA is hosting is first ever National Gatka Championship-USA on October 28th, 2023 at The Sikh Center of New York Inc, NY under the aegis of World Gatka Federation (WGF)-an apex international body for preserving & promotion of Gatka.
The management committee of Sikh center has released the poster of US National Gatka Championship. Gatka Federation USA an umbrella organization to manage, Standardize, promote & popularize the Gatka-Sikh Martial Art in the USA
S. Gurinder Singh Khalsa, Chairman & Dr. Deep Singh, General Secretary of Gatka Federation USA informed that this will be first ever open National Gatka championship in the Gatka history of USA which will be organized by Gatka Federation USA.
Gatka Federation USA is pro-actively working on their state chapters throughout the US. Gatka Federation have organized several gatka training camps in various states of US with the help of the Gurudwara Committees, Educational Institutes and other sports organizations.
“we are expecting Gatka players (Singh & Kaur) from all over USA. Gatka Federation has it’s State Chapters under the State Gatka Associations which will be send their Players in the different age categories”, they further stated.
S. Kalvinder Singh California, President of Gatka Federation USA & finance Secretary of WGF has informed that 1st National Gatka Championship USA will feature a range of categories, including a captivating under 14 Demonstration as well as under 17 & 21 age groups combat fights in both men & women categories, all focusing on the Single soti individual events.
“Purpose of this National Gatka championship is to bring all gatka players, coaches, referees and judges at one platform, & preparing them for upcoming National Gatka tournaments, seminars and other International Gatka Championships”, he said.
Daler Singh, President, Baba Makhan Shah Lobana Sikh Center & Jaskirat Singh Joint Secretary of New York Gatka Association stated that the aim of this National Gatka Championship is to spread awareness about Sikh Martial Art and introduce the young generation to this rich cultural heritage of Gatka .
On this occasion Sarabjit Kaur, Finance Secretary Gatka Federation USA, Gagandeep Singh, Trustee Gurdawara Sikh Cultural Society NY & Dashmesh Singh, were also present.