BRAHMAVAR ST MARYS ORTHODOX SYRIAN CATHEDRAL(KONKANI ORTHODOX COMUNITY) , ITS INSTITUTION AND THE CATHEDRAL STATE LEVEL GROUND WAS THE CENTRE OF ATTRACTION DURING THE STATE LEVEL PRIMARY AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT SPORT MEET HELD AT OUR CATHEDRAL GROUND
BRAHMAVAR: “Sports which evoke emotions play a major role in an individual’s growth. Winning and losing is just a part of the game which needs to be taken in sportsman spirit,” said Udupi zilla panchayat president Katpady Shankar Poojary.
He was speaking after inaugurating the state-level primary and high school students’ sports meet held at SMS Pre-University College, Brahmavar here on Saturday November 26,2011.
He further said that with government aid and help of generous donors such successful sports can be conducted more often. This sports meet has opened a new chapter in the history of Udupi district, he added.
The Sports Meet was organized under the aegis of the district administration, zilla panchayat, public education department of the district and SMS Pre-University College, Brahmavar.
District youth service and sports department assistant director Sitanadi Vittal Shetty delivered the key note address. DC Dr M T Reju, B S Anantha Nayak, zilla panchayat vice president Jyothi S Shetty, former MLA Basavaraj, taluk panchayat president Devdas Hebbar, pre-university education board director S S Shindha, Ashok Kumar Shetty, Karunakar Shetty among other eminent personalities were present as chief guests.
Arjuna award recipient, International sportsman S D Eshan lit the torch. He encouraged the children to participate more in sports which would help them to grow in a healthy manner.
MLA K Raghupati Bhat presided over the function. Bellary entrepreneur Gurme Suresh Shetty hoisted the flag. Brahmavar Sports Club president Dr Prakash Tholar received the honour(the salute).
SMS Pre-university College principal S Noronha welcomed the gathering. Aruru Thimappa Shetty, Sathishchandra Shetty, Susheela Rai compered the programme.
SMS College vice-principal B Srinivas Bhat, physical education director Chandrashekar Hegde, and Madhukar S among others co-ordinated in arranging the sports meet.
Prior to the stage program the dignitaries were welcomed with a spectacular procession. In the sports meet about 4,000 athletes from 34 districts across the state and 1,000 officers including umpires participate.
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