Moodabidri, June 13: K Abhaychandra Jain, Minister for sports and youth empowerment said that all preparations are being taken up to hold the mega athletics meet where hundreds of participants from various universities across the nation will take part. Athletics Meet will be held at Swaraj Maidan in Moodbidri, in December 2014.
Speaking to media persons on June 12, he said “Those who qualify at national-level inter-university athletics meet will be qualified to take part in the Inter-university Athletics Meet.”
The government has approved Rs 1 crore to construct a pavilion and Rs 4.25 crore for 400 meters synthetic athletics tracks on 28.35 acres of land belong to Swaraj Maidan in Marpadi village in Moodbidri of Mangalore taluk. Rs 57 lakh has already been released for this purpose and the work is expected to be completed by November 2014.