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.