BU honours its achievers

BU honours its achievers

BU honours its achievers

Continuing its tradition of honouring its achievers in the sporting sphere, Bangalore University on Thursday presented cash awards to medal winners in the All India Inter-University Championships in the 2013-2014 season, besides felicitating athletes who represented the country in international competitions.

A total of Rs 6,55,000 was presented to the achievers, with swimmer Rohit Havaldar being the biggest gainer. Havaldar, who won eight gold, four silver and one bronze in the inter-university meets besides taking part in the World University Games, was richer by Rs 1,85,000 while another swimmer, Pratima Kollali from St Joseph’s College of Commerce, received Rs 95,000 for clinching three golds, one silver and two bronze.

The Bangalore University men’s hockey team were big winners in the season gone by, emerging winners in the South Zone as well as inter-zone tournament after a gap of 22 years. The 18-member team was awarded with a cash prize of Rs 1,80,000.

Some glaring anomolies were also apparent, with gold medal winners in international meets receiving the same amout as achievers at the national level. Meghana Shetty, who won the gold in the South Asian junior meet in 100M hurdles, for instance, received only Rs 20,000.

Award winners: Rohit Havaldar (Commerce department, Swimming, Rs 1,85,000); Pratima Kollali (St Joseph’s Commerce College Swimming, Rs 95,000), Karishma Mohite (Goodwill Christian College, Diving, Rs 30000); Men’s badminton team (third in South Zone, Rs 17,500); Men’s table tennis team (third in South Zone, Rs 12,500); Nagarjuna V (Govt R C College, taekwondo bronze, Rs 10000), Nalini B S (ASC Degree College, taekwondo bronze, Rs 10000); Lakshmi Narayana N (Pushpagiri College, fencing bronze, Rs 10000), Vinayak L Rakhade (Surana College, participated in junior international volleyball meet in Tunisia, Rs 20,000), Chetan B (GFGC, K R Puram, silver in high jump, participated in World University meet, Rs 35,000), Meghana Shetty (St Joseph’s Commerce College, gold in South Asian junior meet, Rs 20,000); Arpitha M (Surana College, silver in 400M hurdles, Rs 15000), Prajna S Prakash (Al-Ameen, 100M hurdles, silver, Rs 15,000), 

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