Udupi, Sep 11, 2019: The All India South Zone Junior sports meet/tournament will be organised at Ajjarkadu district stadium at Udupi from September 13 to 15.
MLA Raghupathi Bhat told media Sept 10, Tuesday that the tournament is organised jointly by the District Amateur Athletic Association and the District Sports and Youth Service Department.
He said that this is the first time an All India South Zone Junior Sports Tournament is being organised in the district. As many as 1,250 sports people from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Puducherry and Andaman and Nicobar islands are expected to take part in the tournament. Besides, 150 technical officers and 100 volunteers will be part of the tournament.
Bhat said that the expenditure to host the tournament is around Rs 40 lakh. The Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) will take care of the hospitality. Chief Minister Yediyurappa has promised to release Rs 25 lakh for the event, he added.
Prior to the inaugural ceremony, a procession will be organised from Jodukatte to Ajjarkadu Stadium. Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports secretary Kalpana is expected to participate in the inaugural ceremony. As many as 130 competitive events have been listed. In order to maintain transparency in the results, the technique of photo finish system will be implemented, Bhat stated.
Official’s report indicates Kokkada endo centre mismanaged
A sharp dip in the strength of inmates reveals mismanagement of the day care centre for endosulfan victims at Kokkada in Belthangady taluk by Seon Ashram, reveals the report by Puttur Assistant Commissioner H K Krishnamurthy to DK DC.
The total strength has fallen from 35 to 12 at the centre, according to a report submitted to the deputy commissioner.
The six-page report recommends a taluk-level committee comprising of tahsildar and the taluk health officer, among others, be formed to monitor the day-to-day activities at the Kokkada centre. If there is no improvement in the overall management of the centre within a fortnight, the agency running the centre needs to be changed as per the government guidelines, it adds.
Following complaints by parents and Belthangady MLA Harish Poonja of improper treatment of the inmates former DK DC Sasikanth Senthil had written to the Puttur assistant commissioner to visit the centre and submit a report. Krishnamurthy was also asked to verify the claims made by Seon Trust in its letter submitted to the District Health and Family Welfare Department recently.
The assistant commissioner had listed as many as 10 grievances of parents and the responses of Seon
Trust. The report mentions that the Trust given the contract of running the day care centres at Kokkada and Koila from June, had not installed CCTV cameras. It also revealed that the centre had failed to take the parents
of endosulfan victims into confidence.