Moodbidre, January 17: Dr Mohan Alva lauding Minister Abhaychandra Jain said, Minister Abhaychandra Jain is a wonderful sports minister who has great interest towards sports. Organizing such a big event is a great job. Synthetic track is now available at Moodbidre and the sports persons must make the best use of it, he said.
Dr Mohan Alva was speaking presiding over the 75th All India Inter-University Athletic Championship held at Moodbidri, under the aegis of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka and Alva’s College, Moodbidri.
He said, the support rendered from the government towards sports have to be best utilized and recognized by the sports men.
Professor K S Ravindranath, Vice-Chancellor of Rajeev Gandhi University hoisted the flag. Athlete Srujana delivered the oath to the athletes. Sports torch was lighted by the athletes Joyleen Lobo, Basavaraj Horatti, Jamaluddin, K S Ashok and MR Poovamma.
On this occasion, universities and the coaches who performed their best were felicitated.
Nagambika Devi, Chief Secretary for sports and Government Youth Empowerment, Minister Abhaychandra Jain, former MLA Amarnath Shetty, Professor Byrappa- Vice Chancellor of Mangalore University was present among others.
Prem Kumar – Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University welcomed the gathering, lecturer Deepa Kothari compeered the programme.