Moodbidire: Minister for fisheries, sports and youth affairs Pramod Madwaraj said, the greatest test of the courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing hearts, so all should accept the defeat with true sportsmanship. He added and said let sports win in this country and each one should strive for keeping the country high in the sports arena.
He was speaking after distributing prizes in All India Inter- University Cross Country Championship for Men and Women 2016-17 organized by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka and Alva’s Education Foundation, Moodubidire
He said, ‘’every Universities and colleges of this country should follow the education system of Alva’s Education Foundation balancing both academic and co-curricular activities’’. He added and said, in coming days ‘KRIDA PROTSAHAKA’ award will be given to someone who has contributed in the field of sports and games giving hint to the audience without mentioning Dr. Mohan Alva’s name.
Presiding over the program, Dr. K S Ravindranath, Vice-chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi Unversity of Health Sciences said, one must take an active interest in sports and games which ensure good health and build a fine physique.
About 130 universities throughout the country participated in the event. Altogether 2000 students participated including 119 Boys team and 115 girls team.
Long distance coaches Vijender Singh from Maharastra, Manoj PG from Kerala, Radhakrishna HP were felicitated with Rs 10000 cash, garland and fruit baskets. Along with them, Rio Olympics participant of Alva’s college Moodbidire Dharun Ayyasamy and common wealth gold medalist Ashwini Akkunji were felicitated in the event.
Ranjith Kumar Patel of Alva’s college Moodbidire of Mangalore University got first place in men cross country race. Sanjeevani Jhadav from Pune University got first place in women category. Mangalore University with 138 points became overall champions and Punjab University Patiala with 212 points got the runners up position.
In men team category Mangalore University with 69 points placed top position in the list and Punjab University of Patiala with 61 points emerged topper in the women category.
MLA K Abhaychandra Jain, EX- Minister of Govt of Kartnataka K Amarnath Shetty, Moodbidire Town Municipality President Roopa Santhosh Shetty, Alva’s Education Foundation Chairman Dr. Mohan Alva and others present in the occasion.