Throwball Champion Poornima seeks help to realise her dream

Thank You readers for inspiring Throwball champion Poornima

Dear Readers,

Thank you for responding to the request of young throwball player Poornima P, for realising her dream to represent the Indian national team in Malaysia.

Within the first couple of hours after the appeal went online, generous readers joined hands to support Poornima and the pledged amount has now crossed Rs 1 lac. (Rs 1,09,500 total amount )

While we thank all the readers for this wonderful gesture, we will bring acknowledgement from Poornima soon after money reaches her bank account.

On behalf of daijiworld, we thank readers who supported the cause financially as well as morally.

Your gesture has inspired a deserving young girl to reach new heights in her career as well as life.

We are hereby closing this appeal, and request you not to contribute to this appeal further.

May God bless us all.

Sincerely yours,


The support pledged by readers...

R K Uchil - Qatar - Rs 5000
S S - Chennai - Rs 5000
Johnson - Bahrain - Rs 1000
Vishal Attavar - Afghanistan - Rs 5000
N D - Belman/Dubai - Rs 3000
B J - Dubai - Rs 7,500
Shashikanth, Kanchana - Bahrain - Rs 1000
MP - Mangalore - Rs 500
SD Kamath - Mumbai - Rs 2000
Poornima Jagadeesha - Bahrain - Rs 1000
NN - KSA - Rs 3000
Maurice Tauro, Ajekar - Rs 5000
Derryl Prathyush Dsouza - Central Africa - Rs 2000
KG Shenoy - Mangalore - Rs 10,000
RA Abu Dhabi - Rs 3000
Spark Dubai Throwball Team - Dubai - Rs 10,000
R S - Dubai - Rs 1,000
Ravi Shetty - Doha - Rs 10,000
R D - Dubai - Rs 1000
A Castelino - Doha - Rs 10,000
Bhaskar Amtoor - Bantwal - Rs 2000
LD - Dubai - Rs 5000
Miranda Family - Dubai - Rs 4000
Akram - Kuwait - Rs 1500
Rubeesh - Kuwait - Rs 1000
K F - Mangalore - Rs 3000
P D D'Souza - Dubai - Rs 3000
P B Jaimini - Dubai - Rs 2000
Roshan  - Mangalore - Rs 2000

Throwball Champion Poornima seeks help to realise her dream

Brijesh Garodi
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore

Mangalore, Jul 24: Poornima P, resident of Ariyadka, Puttur, born to Balanna Gowda and Umavathi, pursued her primary and high school education from Pappe Majalu. She completed her pre-university course from Sri Krishna PU College, Patte, Puttur. Presently she is pursuing her II year BA at Alva’s College, Moodbidri.

Her father stays at home while her mother works as a coolie. Her brother has been urged to take temporary rest due to health reasons.

Inspired by her brother Mithun Kumar and supported by her parents, she showed a keen interest in the field of sports right from her childhood days. She has taken part in taluk, district, state and national level meets in volleyball, throwball, and javelin.

Trained her by primary physical director Vanitha, she has played in taluk level volleyball tournaments in her primary education days. Later, she has also represented her school at the taluk and district level in her high school days, coached by Praveen Rai.

In her PU college days, with the help of her coach Monappa, Poornima took part in the state-level throwball tournament as well.

With an impressive background in the field of sports, she has been granted free education in Alva’s College under the sports quota. It includes free education, accommodation, and food. Her present coach from Alva’s College is Uday Kumar, the physical director of the college.

She does her workout from 5:30 am to 8:30 am, attends class from 9:30 am to 3 pm and is back to practice from 4 pm to 7 pm. She studies from 8:30 pm to 10 pm. Despite such a packed and tight schedule, she has learnt to balance her studies and sports well.

She participated in the national-level throwball tournament in Nagpur and was part of the team that emerged champions of the event. Poornima has also been a part of the national meet held recently in Haryana and emerged as the runner-up.

From the selections at the Haryana national-level meet, she has been chosen to represent India along with the other 11 sportswomen from different parts of the country.

The international sports meet is to be held from August 10 to 13 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She has been directed to pay an amount of Rs 50,000 for the tickets and other expenses to be borne by the participants.

Her primary and high school associations have helped her with a little amount as well as the Gowda Society from her hometown.

Readers who are willing to support this young sportswoman to come up in life can do the same by rendering their helping hand to this needy girl.
Accounts details:

Poornima P
Canara Bank, Moodabidri Branch.
A/C no 2764108011197
IFSC Code- CNRB0002764


Poornima P
D/0 Balanna Gowda
Door no 2-159
Padalady House
Ariyadka Village and Post
Puttur Taluk 574223

As she doesn’t have a phone, she can be contacted through her brother’s mobile -  9743377037.


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  • Charan, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 25 2013

    I see a lot of new names in this forum. All positive comments...Well said LD... All the very best to Ms Poornima!!!

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  • sreekesh, mangalore

    Thu, Jul 25 2013

    This is called humanity ,may 'GOD BLESS' everyone

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  • Vivian, Belthangady

    Thu, Jul 25 2013

    The credibility of Daiji is worth thousands of gem.. thanks to daiji.... you have accomplished her dream... rest in the hands of God almighty.

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  • Lancy Dsouza, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 25 2013


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  • Sharmila, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 25 2013

    Thank you Daijiworld for supporting Ms. Poornima, because of your news article, she can reach her goal.

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  • Helen Nazareth, Mangalore/Mumbai.

    Thu, Jul 25 2013

    Best of luck to you Poornima.
    Bring back home Throwball Champion Tropy and make India Mangalore proud.

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  • melwin, mangalore

    Thu, Jul 25 2013

    Thanks daijiworld for supporting people without considering caste, creed and religion

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  • RSRB, Kundapura / KSA

    Wed, Jul 24 2013

    All the best Poornima...
    You will shine like Poornima (Full Moon)
    Noble job Daijiworld...

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Wed, Jul 24 2013

    Congratulation Miss.Poornima on your great performance in Throwball and becoming the Champion.Really we are proud of you and wish you greater success in your future endevour.Thanq.

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  • Allen, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 24 2013

    Very good gesture! May God bless DW, kind hearted donors, and well wishers abundantly. Wish Poornima good luck at Kuala Lumpur sports meet.

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  • Ravi Shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 24 2013

    These are the true and noble causes initiated by daijiworld, which is exhibiting true journalism ethics

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  • KF, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 24 2013

    Thank u Daijiworld for the wonderful job u did. Whenever needy come to the door of Daijiworld, it lends its support and results with superb success. I regret to note down in Dubai that even though there are hundreds of throwball teams, only one team, that is Spark Dubai ThrowBall team helped. Other teams must realise their duties extend their to such real causes.
    I wish Ms. Poornima all the success. Make India proud by securing gold medal for your team. God bless you!

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  • Sunil Coutinho, Bangalore

    Wed, Jul 24 2013

    Keep up the good work Daijiworld team

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    Wed, Jul 24 2013

    Wish you all the Best & bright future. As LD,Dubai said, we should support for a worthy cause for poor people rather than commenting on unwanted issues.

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  • Mahesh S Kotian, MLR/SMG

    Wed, Jul 24 2013

    It is really heartening to see the contributions going up steadily with in few hours of announcement.At the same time disheartening to know about poor support from the govt towards promising players.When they spend crores of rupees for 1Kg rice,why not provide an air ticket for a sports person to accomplish her task.
    Wishing Poornima, best of luck and a bright future in throw ball

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  • Rafi Ahmed, Mangalore/Abu Dhabi

    Wed, Jul 24 2013

    Hats off Daiji, all the Best Poornima, we will help always this kind of needs . Good Luck.

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  • Amin Bhoja, Patte / Riyadh

    Wed, Jul 24 2013

    A good work from Daiji, Poornima her dream and dream of fulfillment.Best of Luck Poornima.

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  • Flora Dsouza, Kalmady (Jerimeri-Mumbai)

    Wed, Jul 24 2013


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  • LD, Dubai

    Wed, Jul 24 2013

    We have thousands of people comment on communal and political issues on this forum, because its free...but very few are there to support for a worthy cause, to see a poor girl getting her dream realised. I Pledge Rs 5000 for Poornima..and wants to take a lead here..thank you

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  • Rajesh Dsouza, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 24 2013

    @LD appreciate for your support but always remember this bible phrase-when you give to the poor, don't let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Wed, Jul 24 2013

    Dear Rajesh..You are wrong..Mr.LD is not boasting here,but telling the truth..Sometimes left hand should know what right hand is that left hand too follow right hand !! Mr Rajesh..Even Mr.LD didn't give his full name..His name is still a secret..He is practicing bible or Geeta properly..
    Although my share is very small,I am happy to be part of Poornima's dream..Let her win GOLD at Malaysia ,that is waht my/our dream too..!!

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    Wed, Jul 24 2013

    I am most impressed that The daiji has taken up this worthy cause.

    Wishing you Poornima, best of luck and a bright future in throw ball.

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