Mangaluru: Vikas Pre-University College, Mangaluru and Department of Pre-University Education, D. K. District, Mangaluru jointly organised Mangaluru Taluk level (city range) Inter-Pre-University College Sports Meet 2018 -19 at Mangala Stadium, Mangaluru on 2 November 2018.
The long awaited event was inaugurated by Vikas M. Puthran, Senior Sports Assistant, BSNL and Managing Advisor, ATOMM Fitness, Mangaluru. He advised the young athletes to take sports as a career instead of limiting it to just hobby. He reminded them that the government and other organizations are amply supporting the sports personnel and urged them to make use of such opportunities and make the country proud through sports.
Vikas M Puthran and Krishna J Palemar hoisted Sports Flags of both Department of Pre-University Education, D. K. District and Vikas PU College, Mangaluru, the host college respectively. Vikas M. Puthran received the Olympic Torch from the State and National level champions of Vikas PU College, and witnessed the march past by the students.
Krishna J Palemar, Chairman, Vikas Group of Institutions and former minister of Karnataka State, who presided over the inaugural function, appreciated students’ enthusiastic march past and also urged the parents to come forward and accept sports as a respectful and promising career. He also remembered how he supported the development of sports in Mangaluru by allotting sufficient fund for various development endeavours in the sports field including constructing synthetic track in the Mangala Stadium. He also expressed his utter disappointment over the lack of participation from any of the officials concerned. He assured that he would bring up this issue to the notice of the higher authorities.
Dhanyashree, National level Kabaddi player felicitated by the dignitaries.
Prof. T Rajaram Rao, Principal, Vikas PU College welcomed the gathering. J Koragappa and Suraj Kumar Kallya, Trustees, Vikas Group of Institutions, Dr. Ananth Prabhu G, Director, Vikas Edu Solutions, Parthasarathi J. Palemar, Coordinator, Vikas Group of Institutions, Ayshwarya Rao, Commerce in-charge, Vikas PU College and Purushotham Poojary, Secretary, District Amateur Kabaddi Association were also present on the occasion. Ajith Rai Lecturer in Kannada, Vikas PU College compered the function.
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