India Taekwondo (IT) on Monday announced that it has set up a referee and an athlete commission for the welfare of its athletes.
The referee commission will look into the training of the referees in order to make sure fair play is followed, along with an understanding of all the rules and regulations as per the guidelines of World Taekwondo, IT said in a statement.
The athlete commission will look after the "best interests of the athletes and respond to any and every query that they might have".
According to the release, IT has also received a green signal from the World Taekwondo to begin operations.
In a recent official letter from World Taekwondo, Secretary-General Hoss Refety stated, “The WT council meeting on 12th May 2020, unanimously approved to restore the full membership of India Taekwondo considering the current pandemic situation of COVID-19 in recognition of the progress made by India Taekwondo."
Namdev Shirgaonkar, President, India Taekwondo, said, “I am very happy that we are finally ready to launch into the future of India Taekwondo and am immensely thankful to World Taekwondo for their unconditional support.. I am confident that the referee and athlete commission formed will do their best in providing efficient training and education for the referees and athletes respectively. I am eagerly looking forward to all the accolades that the young talent of our country will achieve. Our main focus is to build up confidence in athletes to plan the road map & support them as much as we can.”