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Udupi: District swimming pool at Ajjarkad inaugurated


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Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (HB)

Udupi, Apr 25: The much awaited district swimming pool was inaugurated at Ajjarkad here on Saturday April 25 by Rajya Sabha member Oscar Fernandes.

Addressing the gathering, Oscar said, "I am happy to be part of this event. I will ensure that every school has a basketball court and sanction a grant of Rs 1.31 crore from the MP development fund. This will improve fitness among students."

Oscar also performed some mudras in yoga like breathing exercises.

Sports minister Abhaychandra Jain promised to fully equip the district indoor stadium at Ajjarkad and sanction Rs 1.31 crore towards the tennis court. "Swimming is good for building a sound body and mind. I will contribute more towards sports development in future. I urge everyone to make optimum utilization of the swimming pool," he said.

Udupi MLA Pramod Madhwaraj said, "After two years, the dream of having a swimming pool has become a reality. It will need Rs 1.20 lac towards maintenance.”

"Swimming at the pool will be free of charge till April 30. The district stadium will include all types of games and they will be implemented soon. In addition, Guinness record holder Gopal Kharvi will be the swimming coach," he added.

The swimming pool has been built at a cost of Rs 2 crore. The kids' swimming pool is 10 meters long and 6 meters wide. The adults' pool is 25 meters long and 22 meters wide. Ten showers have been constructed separtely for men and women, apart from two separate dressing rooms. A borewell has been installed as well as a separate room for pool associated machines. According to a sports department member, the pool will be maintained by private contractors.

District commissioner R Vishal welcomed the gathering. Assistant director Dr Roshan Kumar Shetty compered the programme.


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  • mark martis, kallianpur,Udupi

    Mon, Apr 27 2015

    congrats,and god bless for your out standing efforts of such good things.

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 26 2015

    The swimmers should have proper shower before jumping into the pool. It doesn't look like they did.

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  • Amith, udupi

    Sun, Apr 26 2015

    Finally a swimming pool in namma udupi ..Hope people utilise it properly and maintain it for years to come ..Good Job pramod

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  • ravi shetty, mangalore

    Sun, Apr 26 2015

    good for nothing MLA with the double good for nothing Oscar who as usual is accompanied by his dear wife.

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  • R.S.SHETTY-LONDON, Ambalpady- Udupi

    Sun, Apr 26 2015

    Great job by the local Government for udupi. make sure maintenance/ operation on daily basis along with standard all the time! so that people of udupi can enjoy the pool !

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  • dsilva, udupi

    Sun, Apr 26 2015

    like that good work need to do.also every gramapanchayat we need a garden and jogging track.most of panchayt collecting tax correctly.but what they will give back to public that also equally importance.

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  • Aubb, Kuwait

    Sun, Apr 26 2015


    Maintaining hygiene will become an import issue besides the full functioning of the pool.

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  • lukas, malpe

    Sat, Apr 25 2015

    good work. but when we see pics we can find that already people who were swimming without proper swimming dress.I thinks people who were responsible for this should be punished.

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  • lukas, malpe

    Sat, Apr 25 2015

    I saw someone disagree with my view so many transmitted disease everywhere in the world so without swimming dress should be allow to swim public swimming pool,should be supervised by some honest people that dress should be clean every single use.

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  • oliver, usa

    Sun, Apr 26 2015

    They are swimming trunks

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  • Anukur, mangalore

    Sun, Apr 26 2015

    Oscar also performed some mudras in yoga like breathing exercises.
    High time he does some mudras for his pot belly

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  • Advice, Udupi

    Sat, Apr 25 2015

    Good effort by the government. But have to maintain the facilities provided unless people want to see frogs and insects swimming on the water in a few months.

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