Alva's College is MU sports champ

Moodbidri Alva’s College has won Mangalore University overall sports championship for the year 2011- 12 lifting the ‘Mangalore University Rolling Silver Trophy’. Ujire Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College emerged and Puttur St Aloysius College were the runners up.

The prizes were distributed in a felicitation function for inter-university winners and inter-collegiate sports champions for the year 2011-12 on Thursday.

Mangalore University has felicitated the inter-university gold strikers with Rs 25,000 prize money. As many as five students were given this reward.

In athletic section, Veerendra (200 mts race), Joyline Mural Lobo (Triple jump) and Poovamma M R (400 mts race) of Moodbidri Alva’s College  were given the prizes for their feat. 

Neha H (84+ Kg category) of Ujire SDM College and Parvinder Singh of Moodbidri Alva’s College (74 Kg category) were honoured as inter-university power lifting champions. 

The University also felicitated inter university silver medal winners with Rs 15,000 prize money and bronze medallists with Rs 10,000. 

Athletes Raneesh V V (decathlon) and Jolly V M (triple jump) of Moodbidri Alva’s College won the prizes. Bronze medallists Dija K C (Pole vault) and Anil Ghorpade (84 Kg class wrestling) of Moodbidri Alva’s College won Rs 10,000 cash prize. 

Mangalore University Men’s relay team members were given Rs 2,000 each as cash prize and mementos for winning bronze medal in 4x400 mts and 4x100 mts relay. The University ball badminton women’s team, which won the championship in inter university tournament won Rs 5,000 cash prize. 

The University ball badminton men’s team, kho-kho men’s team, hockey women’s teams were given Rs 3,000 per player for their performance at the inter university and zonal level.

Subsequently the University Kabaddi men’s team members were given with Rs 1,500 as they secured third place in south zone level competition. 

‘Track work in progress’ 

Mangalore University Vice-Chancellor T C Shivshankar Murthy said that 400 mts standard track work is in progress in Mangalore University at an estimated cost of Rs 1.5 crore. He said that the University will form a statute to give cash rewards to sports talent every year.He said that, the University is giving sports scholarships to 15 students at degree level. 

Chief guest of the function Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer Dr K N Vijayaprakash opined that the parents play a major role in the achievement of the students. “Now education institutions are giving more importance to sports. Have aim and put efforts to achieve it,” he told the students. 

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