Mangalore, Jan.21: MLC Monappa Bhandary inaugurated ‘Late Lokaiah Shetty Memorial district level Wrestling competition’ organized by DK District Wrestling Association at the Karavali Utsav grounds on January 21, Tuesday.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that apart from being a good sports person, Lokaiah Shetty was a MLA who had worked for the development of the Surathkal constituency.
Unveiling the portrait of Former MLA Lokaiah Shetty, MLA J R Lobo said that Lokaiah shetty’s contribution in religious, sports and social field was tremendous. His sons have made an effort to retain the coastal sport wrestling in his name.
T P Shivakumar, Additional Superintendent of Police declared the wrestling competition open, while Suresh Ballal, Former MUDA President presided over the event.
Suresh Chandra Shetty, honorary President of the association, welcomed the gathering. Raghunath Shet, Proprietor of S L Shet Diamond House, Ganesh Shetty, Proprietor of Food land, M Sathischandra Shetty, M Kishore Chandra Shetty and others were present.