Report by Michael Rodrigues
Pics by Janardan Kodavoor and
Team Mangalorean Udupi
Udupi: Hundreds of youth, women, and children were seen
actively taking part in sports in slushy field at Alevoor. The competitions
showcased rural sports of the region in its glory and splendour at Nailapade at
Alevoor village on Sunday July 8.
The annual ‘Kesardonji Dina’ was organised by the Sarvajanika Ganeshotsava
Samiti of Guddeyangadi, Alevoor. Competitions such as running race, running
backwards, tug-of-war, volleyball, were held in the marshy field.
Competitions were held separately for men, women, girls and boys. The
competition was inaugurated by Praksh Bhat Manipal.
The participants were treated with rural meal of ganji, pickles, chutney, and
huruli saaru. People enjoyed this simple but delicious meal, after having
exhausted all their energy in the sports.
Shiroor Mutt pontiff Sri Laxmivaratheertha sawamiji, Former MLA U R
Sabhapathi, Alevoor grama panchayath president Harish Kini, Sarvajanika
Ganeshothsava samithi president Rajesh Shetty, Honarary president Shekar
Poojary, Umesh G Shetty, Shekar Kalmady, Sadananda poojary and others were
present on the occasion.