Mangalore, Sep 30: MLA JR Lobo inaugurated the first Mangalore Dasara Kabbadi Tournament organized by the Mangalore city corporation and Dakshina Kannada district Amateur Kabbadi Institution in Urwa market ground here on Tuesday September 30.

After inaugurating the tournament Lobo said, “Nowadays, Kabbadi tournament is getting familiar by attracting youths. It is giving good competition to the games like Cricket. Even in rural area, youths are attracted to Kabbadi”.

On this occasion MLC Ivan D’ Souza felicitated former national Kabbadi player Rathnakar Puthran.

After offering felicitation to Rathnakar Putran, MLC Ivan D’Souza said, “Organizing Kabbadi tournament is one of the good initiatives by the MCC. It should also continue for longer days. Kabbadi tournament has a good future. It is also a responsibility of MCC and representatives to provide good jobs to those players who really work hard. For an athlete to run 100 metre race, he has to work for thirty years”, he added.

Shashidhar Hegde also spoke on this occasion.

Kabbadi player Rathnakar Puthran shared his experience on the occasion.

Mayor Mahabala Marla welcomed the gathering.

Deputy Mayor Kavitha, Ashok DK, Ashok Shetty, Purushotham Chitrapura, Jyanthi Achar among others were present.

Courtesy : Daijiworld