Mayor feted with Best Sports Promoter Award

The Mysore District Athletics Association conferred Nan­di Awards-2016 to various sports promoters and best athletes in the city on Friday.

Speaking at the event Mayor B L Bhyrappa said, “Sports provides physical ex­ercise which is good for both the mind and the body. Sports help one to develop dedica­tion and leadership qualities. Moreover, programmes such as this encourages young­sters to take up sports and provide a platform to unravel their talent.”

“Various initiatives have been taken up by the MCC to promote sports in Mysuru. Construction of new swimming pools, sports park will benefit enthusiastic sports lovers to get proper training,” he added.

Mayor B L Bhyrappa was awarded with the Best Sports Promoter award, journalist M Beeresha was conferred with the Best Sports Journalist and Lakshminarayana Yadav was conferred with the Best Sports Photographer award.

In the best athletes of My­suru category, Ananya B S was awarded in the below 16 years category, Vasudha was award­ed in below 18 years category, Chaitra R A was awarded in below 20 years category and Shahekahani was awarded in women’s section.

In the boy’s category Manush was cited the Best Performer in below 16 years category, Dhruva C was con­ferred with Best Performer in below 18 years category.

Director (I/C) Depart­ment of Physical Education University of Mysore Dr P Krishnaiah, former Director Department of Physical Ed­ucation, UoM, Dr C Krish­na, Vice President of MDAA Mahesh Ballal, Abhilash Nair, Secretary Srikant and others were present.

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