Maharajas engage in Kabaddi

This was not a scene at a rally organised by political parties pitching for votes for the upcoming Zilla and Taluk Panchayat elections.

The venue was the inauguration of a Kabaddi Tournament at the Maharaja Government College PU College and High School grounds as part of the ‘Shathothara Amrutha Mahotsava Celebrations (175 years)’ of the school.

As students thronged the grounds to get a glimpse of sporting action, they were also thrilled to find Kannada Film Director Prem and ‘Kabaddi’ Film Director Narendrababu at the venue for the inauguration.

A loud roar was heard from the young student crowd who whistled after listening to Prem of ‘Jogi’,  ‘Kariya’ and ‘Excuse Me’ fame, when he said,
“All the best kanrappa, neevu chennagi aadi. Bisillali ninthidira, naanu bhashana hodiyolla (You’re standing in the sun, I won’t lecture you for long time).” Later, ‘Kabbadi’ Film Director Narendrababu said that students should play more ‘desi’ games such as hockey, kho-kho and kabaddi to retain the traditional games.

He also said that marketing and advertising people are trying to make the sports glamourous, which is an unhealthy trend. DCP (Law and Order) Basavaraj Malagathi, councillor Ninganna, PU and Vocational Education Department Deputy Director K Chandramma, former councillor D Nagabhushana, Maharaja’s PU College Principal M Nagaraju, Vice Principal B Vijaya and retired PU and Vocational Education Department director B S Sridhararaje Urs were present.

PU College, boys category
Rangarao Memorial PU College beat Sukrutha PU College by 37-24, Marimallappa lost to Vidyavardhaka PU College by 17-38, Maharaja’s PU College lost to Mahaveera PU College by 20-21.
PU College, girls category
JSS Women’s College, Saraswathipuram defeated K R Nagar Government PU College by 37-12. Devaraja Government Girls PU College beat Government PU College, 100ft road by 35-18.In another match, Devaraja Government Girls PU College beat K R Government PU College by 31-15.
High School, boys category
Mahaveera High School beat Government High School, K R Mill by 21-17. Vidhyavardhaka High School thrashed Government High School, Kukkarahalli by 22-8. Hosts Maharaja’s High School thrashed Sarada Vilas High School by 43-11.

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