UoM to upgrade its Sports Pavilion soon

Vice-chancellor of University of Mysore, K S Rangappa, promised to take steps to upgrade the Sports Pavilion at UoM premises, to be among the best sports centers in the country. “Athletes of international repute must be born out of the center in the University. UoM is in communication with the Department of Physical Education to ensure the same,” he said.

He was speaking at the inaugural of a Seshanna Endowment Lecture in Physical Education and Sports-2013, at Bahadur Institute of Management Sciences Auditorium, UoM premises, organised by the Department of Physical Education here on Friday.

He said, sporting activities will be actively encouraged at the varsity, as such activities develop ‘sporting mind’ among students. Quoting an example of an amputee, who climbed Mt Everest despite facing several hurdles along her course, he said determination among sports persons will assist them in excelling in their respective fields.

C Krishna, Director, Department of Physical Education, said, that proposals are in place to establish international facilities soon at the varsity.

Three indoor stadiums

We also have submitted proposals to construct three indoor stadiums, one at the varsity and two at affiliated colleges in Mysore and to upgrade the facilities of the department, he said.

Dr B G Sagar, Medical Superintendent of K R Hospital, delivered the endowment lecture on ‘Sports Injuries: Problems and Remedy’.

He detailed on various parts of the body susceptible to injuries among athletes. He noted that some injuries which cause acute pain cannot be detected easily. While bone related injuries can easily be identified using x-rays, establishing injuries on tendons and ligaments is not easy, he said.

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