Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (DV)
Mangaluru, Feb 23: The committee members of the Maurishka Palace Apartment Owners Association (MPAOA) organised the Maurishka Palace Sports Festival-2021.
Several residents of the Maurishka Palace embodied the true spirit of sportsmanship at the week-long sports festival that was held from February 14 to 21.
The events committee at Maurishka Palace put together a stunning array of events that garnered immense participation and enthusiasm among residents.
The sports festival was inaugurated on February 14, 2021, by the committee members of the Maurishka Palace Apartment Owners Association (MPAOA) at 11:00 am with prayer and lighting of the lamp, following which the events began with full gusto.
The committee conducted various sports events, for different age groups, starting out with their youngest and cutest, to their very fit senior citizens.
Residents participated with vigour in both athletic and intellectual games.
The sports and games events including swimming, track events (400 and 800 meters), badminton, chess, carrom and table tennis were held. Games were also conducted for young children and senior citizens.
Badminton matches were held at Perfect Pass indoor badminton courts, Falnir and Father Muller indoor badminton courts. The events ended with the tug-of-war between the residents of the A and B block. The B block residents clinched the rolling trophy.
The valedictory of sports festival was held on 21 February 2021 in the evening at 7 pm.
Mangaluru (South) MLA D Vedvyas Kamath was the chief guest. Other guests of honour were Manohar Shetty, corporator and Sharanya Mahesh - international skater, Asian bronze medalist, triple national gold medalist and Shreema Priyadarshini, Mangaluru's golden girl – athlete, national-level gold medallist, Abbakka awardee 2020, Mrs Mangalore 2020 and Mrs Karnataka 2020 first runners up. The evening began with Navya Shekha invoking the blessings of the almighty followed by the prayer and ceremonial lighting of the lamp.
Vedavyas Kamath addressed the gathering and spoke about the value of a strong community and praised the Maurishka Palace Association and residents for their spirit of togetherness and unity.
Residents were awarded for their efforts and achievements during the sports week. Bharatanatyam dance performances by Spoorthi and Pranathi Satish, residents of Maurishka Palace enthralled the audience.
MPAOA president, Subodh Shetty welcomed and addressed the gathering. Rajeev Gopalakrishnan, the vice-president proposed the vote of thanks.