The event was presided over by Dr. T. Somasekar, the Chairman, Indian Academy Group of Institutions. Mr. G. Srdhar, the President, Karnataka State Physical Education Lecturers’ Association and Mr. Muralidhar, the Coordinating Secretary, Karnataka State Physical Education Lecturers’ Association were the special invitees for the event.
Silmbam competition has been introduced in North Bangalore District for the first time and Jump Rope for the third year in a row. Students from St. Anne”s PU College, Jyothi PU College, Teachers Academy, MES Kishore Kendra, RBANMS PU College etc., participated in various events and displayed their talents. Indian Academy PU College students have been selected for State Level in both Jump Rope and Silambam and also won the overall championship in the competition.
During his address, the IAGI Chairman pronounced the importance of physical fitness leading to mental fitness of students in their studies. Mr. Muralidhar thanked Indian Academy PU College for hosting this unique competition. Mr. Jabamani and Mr. Jagdish, the special coaches for Silmbam were also present in the event. Prof. J. Rajeswari, the Principal of IAPUC congratulated the participants in her address. Mr. Girish, Lecturer, Dept of Kannada IAPUC gave vote of thanks.