Day out for orphanage children

Day out for orphanage children

Children take part in a sack race at the Orphanage Olympics held at Canara High School Urva in Mangaluru.

Over 600 children residing in 10 different orphanage schools in and around the city had an eventful Sunday to remember and cherish.

It was a day to experience freedom and relaxation, mingling freely, rejoicing, playing and dancing with one another.

The Rotary Club of Mangaluru Central, in association with the Rotaract Club of Mangaluru City, organised their 20th annual Orphanage Olympics – a sports and cultural meet – at Canara High School, Urwa. The event provided a platform for children to showcase their hidden skills in sports and their talent in cultural activities.

There was sack race, book balancing contest, frog jump, lemon and spoon, and running race, as part of the event.

Dr Bhaskar Shetty, chairman and managing director of City Hospital, in his inaugural address, lauded the community services rendered by the Rotary Club.

Dr Devdas Rai, chairman of the organising committee, said that the event was a part of their community service. Ranganath Bhat, Rotary district governor-elect, distributed the prizes.