Mysuru, October 11:- International athlete M R Poovamma inaugurated Dasara Sports Meet organised by Youth Empowerment and Sports Department at Chamundi Vihar Stadium at Nazarbad here on Wednesday evening.
Sports torch was handed over to the Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on the occasion.
Kumaraswamy said that the Dasara sports is being conducted in the name of Mukhyamantri Cup to lure youths.
“This sports meet is being organised very well. A cash award of Rs 1 crore will be distributed among the winners this time. We are thinking of providing higher training for the athletes. We will provide all the necessary equipment to them,” said Kumaraswamy.
Athletes went in a march past and more than 4,000 participants will compete in 23 various events which are a part of the Olympic Games.
District In-charge Minister G T Devegowda, N Mahesh, MLA Ashwin Kumar, K T Srikantegowda, K Govindaraju, chief secretary of Youth Empowerment and Sports Department Rajanish, Anantharaj and others were present. (MR/MN).