Mangaluru, Jan 17, 2019: Mangaluru’s denizens staged a protest opposing the construction of a Kabaddi stadium at Karavali Maidan as part of their ‘Karavali Maidana Ulisi’ campaign.
The protesters said that Karavali Maidan was the only open ground besides Nehru Maidan in Mangaluru.
Hundreds of people use Karavali Maidan for walking, jogging and other outdoor activities daily. The work on a Kabaddi stadium had begun on one portion of the maidan and this would disturb the people using the ground for daily exercise and public gatherings.
The protesters have launched a signature campaign as a part of the ‘Save Karavali Maidan’ campaign. Over 280 people had already signed up for the campaign to save Karavali Maidan. International athlete P T Usha had also joined the signature campaign, said the protesters opposing the Kabaddi stadium.
The protesters later submitted a memorandum to DK DC S Sasikanth Senthil at his residence. Vinod Alva, Sudheer Shetty, Prakash V, Rahul, Nagesh, Ashwin Pai and others led the campaign. Representatives from Friends Cricketers, Karavali Night Cricketers participated in the protest.