Speaking on the occasion, Dr Heggade said that the quality of sporting in India is progressing towards international levels.
“Previously Indian players were struggling to win even a bronze medal but now we are winning gold medals also. For the better future of sports in India, players from rural areas should be promoted,” he opined.
He further said that development in science and technology had helped the players to master their sports skills by themselves. He lauded the efforts of organisers for the constructive organisation of the tournament.
Minister for Sports, Fisheries and Youth affairs Pramod Madhwaraj praised Dr Veerendra Heggade for his support to the field of sports. Later, he handed over a cheque of Rs 5 Lakh to the Principal of SDM PU College N Dinesh Chowta.
Former minister and MLA Abhaychnadra Jain, School Games Federation of India President R K Parihar, DDPU Thimmaiah, Ujire Grama Panchayat President Sridhar Poojary, SDM Sports Club Secretary Balabhaskar and others were present.