AMARAVATI: International junior Karate champion A Karthik Reddy met Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at his Camp Office here on Thursday. The Chief Minister instructed the authorities to give recognition to karate in SAAP and said that the State has been extending all encouragement to sports. Karthik had shown the medals he had won to the Chief Minister, who had announced a cash incentive of Rs 10 lakhs.
Karthik, who hails from Tirupati, had won gold in the recently held Commonwealth Games in the under-16 section and prior to that in the US Open Championship held in Los Angeles as well. The young player expressed confidence that he would win a medal in the World Karate Championship to be held in Turkey in October.
Karthik's parents Sirisha Reddy, Chandrasekhar Reddy, Tourism and Sports Minister RK Roja, SKAAP President Dr Milton Luther Sastri, Praveen Reddy, and Krishna Reddy were present.