Karan Mandal of Uttaranchal Institute of Technology bags ‘Gold Medal’ in “Second National Savate Championship 2018”

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Karan Mandal, Final Year Student pursuing B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from Uttaranchal Institute of Technology, Uttaranchal University participated in “Second National Savate Championship 2018” in the Event- Senior Assaut, Weight Category of 56-60 kgs (Men), and won Gold Medal securing First Position. The championship was held at Skating Rink Hall Stadium, Sector 10, Chandigarh, from 2 nd -4 th August, 2018.

Savate (pronunced as – Savaat) is also known as boxe française, French Boxing, French Kickboxing and French Footfighting, It is a French Martial Art that uses the hands and feet as weapons combining elements of western boxing with graceful kicking techniques. ‘Federation Internationale de Savate’ is the sole world-recognised international organisation promoting Savate and its associated disciplines around the world. Savate is a sport with a long history. It began in France in the 18 th Century. Pierre de Coubertin, Creator of the Olympic Games, practiced Savate (his gloves are on display in the Lausanne Olympic Museum). The international federation, FISav, was founded in March 1985 and is non-governmental and independent of political authorities. Savate is an educational sport developing important personal qualities: Ethics, Aesthetics, Education, and Effectiveness. It is also a sport of opposition where technical quality and engagement are taken into account in the decision. International Savate Competitions are known for their atmosphere of friendship and good sportsmanship. Participation, fair play, discipline, and respect of the rules and the person are actively encouraged. Savate holds World Championships in ‘Savate Assaut’, ‘Savate Combat’ and ‘Canne de Combat’.

Honorable Chancellor Shri Jitender Joshi and Honorable Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) N.K.Joshi,
congratulated Karan Mandal for participating in ‘Second National Savate Championship 2018’ and
winning “Gold Medal” thus bringing laurels to the University.

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