Nitte's Alva sports complex gets modern facilities

Nitte's Alva sports complex gets modern facilities

Nitte Education Trust has provided state-of-the-art sports facilities to B C Alva Sports Complex at its Nitte campus.

Speaking to the mediapersons, Nitte University Chancellor Vinay Hegde said the facilities provided include a 14,000 sqft indoor stadium with three Badminton Courts, one Basket Ball Court, facilities for Table Tennis and other indoor games like Carom and Chess, a modern multigymnasium, individual exercise stations for weight lifting, power Lifting  and a separate fitness centre for athletes.

The outdoor facilities include a 400 mtr Standard Athletic Turf Track and facilities for all types of Throws and Jumps, a pavilion with fitness centre, a Cricket field and three cement and clay Cricket pitches for practice, one Hockey field, three Volleyball and Throwball Courts, one Handball Court, two Basket Ball Courts, a Football field, a Kabaddi Court, a Kho Kho Court, a  Netball Court and a club house, he added.

These facilities have been set up on 12 acres of land and at a total cost of Rs 12 crore. The multigymnasium and wooden-floored Basketball Indoor Court have been set up at a cost of Rs 2 crore while the turf coated athletic track, Cricket, Football and Hockey fields, pavilion, outdoor Basket Ball court and other facilities have been provided at a cost of Rs 10 crore.

Former Indian cricketer and current ICC Match Referee Javagal Srinath will inaugurate these facilities on April 7. Minister for Youth Services, Sports and Fisheries K Abhayachandra Jain and former Lokayukta Justice N Santosh Hegde will be the chief guests on the occasion, Hegde said.

The chancellor said the Nitte Education Trust supports budding and promising sportsmen and women by giving free education along with diet and hostel facilities.  Technical support and training are given by a team of experienced coaches, medical and physiotherapy care. The sports quota students are studying in the high school, polytechnic, degree college, management institute and in the engineering college.The non-local students stay in a separate hostel. A swimming pool of international standard 50 mts with eight lanes and an Indoor Volleyball Court and Badminton Court are the additions that will be set up soon at a cost of Rs 6 crore. There are nine physical education teachers, he stated.

Hegde added that 25 acres on Mangaluru campus would be set aside to construct a sports complex focusing on athletics, cricket and hockey.

The complex is named after Late Sri Bellipady Chandrahasa Alva (1923-1982). He was an Indian Cricketer and represented India at two unofficial test matches against Common Wealth XI in 1951-52.  He also represented Madras from 1944-45 to 1954-55. He captained Tamil Nadu team.  He played for Karnataka (then Called Mysore) in 1957-58 and 1958-59.


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