Udupi: Commonwealth Games 2022 medalist weightlifter Gururaja Poojary feted

Silvester D'Souza

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (HB)

Udupi, Aug 7: Weightlifter Gururaja Poojary, bronze medalist in the men's 61-kg category at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham received a grand welcome by the district administration on Sunday, August 7. Prior to that He was personally received and congratulated by Dharmasthala Kshetra Dharmadikari Veerendra Hegde, BJP state president Nalin Kumar, MLA Umanath Kotian at the Mangaluru airport.

Later, deputy commissioner Kurma Rao and the district administartion staff  welcomed Poojary.

A small felicitation programme organised at Mahatma Gandhi Sports District Stadium, Ajjarkad here.

ADC Veena, Dr Roshan Shetty, director, Sports and Youth Empowerment department, Mahabala Poojary, father of Gururaj, Sowjanya wife, Uday Kumar, CMC commissioner and others were present.

Later, speaking to reporters, Gururaj Poojary said, "I am feeling very happy that I won a medal for  our nation. I would like to advise the rural talents that dedication, hard work and sincere efforts are important to achieve success. Focus on the sports field of your interest at the age of 14-15 years. Get proper training for that. With the Indian contestants giving their best performance in the Commonwealth Games, I hope that we win more medals this year and will go higher up in ranking."

Grand welcome in native district Kundapur

Gururaj Poojary was accorded a grand welcome in his native district Kundapur. He was felicitated by Hercules Gym and Fitness. Later, the police department felicitated him. A procession was held in his honour towards his home in Jiddu, near Vandse in Chitoor village. Gururaj Poojary was also felicitated in Talloor, Katbelthoor by former MLA Gopal Poojary and in Nempu circle.

MLA B M Sukumara Shetty also felicitated him at his residence. Later, he was felicitated in Vandse. Gururaj also went to Kollur, Maranakatte Bramha Lingeshwara temple and offered prayers.





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  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Sun, Aug 07 2022

    Oh our dear friend, Shri Gururaja Poojary, we Love you for the umpteen efforts you exercised in obtaining this Great Name for all of us ! THANKS !!!

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  • Eustace, Mumbai

    Sun, Aug 07 2022

    Well done. Now it is the turn of Businesses based in Udupi to support and nurture this talent through financial support.

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  • William Rodrigues, Milagres, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 07 2022

    Congratulations Gururaj Poojari. You made India as well Tulunadu proud. May your breed increase. Good luck.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Aug 07 2022

    Pride of India, Pride of KN, Pride of Udupi dist, Pride of Kundapur....

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  • Govinda kamath, Hejamady Mumbai

    Sun, Aug 07 2022

    Well done Gururaj. Big salute to you. Entire sports loving tulunadu people are proud of you.

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