Karnataka State Association’s affiliated unit Kyathanahalli Kreeda Okkuta is organizing All – India Invitation Kho – Kho Tournament first time for Men from 2nd to 5th June 2022 , in memory of its founder patron late.Sri K.S.Puttannaiah a renowned farmer’s leader and ex MLA . Melukote constituency . The club was formed during 1994 by K.S.Puttannaiah , who was also a Kabaddi player and patronized the club in development of many other sports activities like Athletics . Tennicoit . and Ball badminton . Due to his keen interest & efforts . Many players excelled in National level & secured awards in National Kho – Kho like ” JANAKI ” . ” ILA ” . ” JHANSI RANI ” and also ” EKALAVYA award of the state government .
The Kyathanahally Kreeda Okkuta is a unique club in the state as it has its own building with facilities for Office and dormitories for conduct of coaching camps and seminars etc. Considering the facts . the Dept. of Youth Empowerment & Sports has affiliated the club and extending all the facilities in development of sports in the district . After the demise of Sri K.S.Puttannaiah . his son Darshan.P has shouldered the responsibility of development of sports especially , Indigenous game Kho – Kho .
The club had successfully organized the Senior South Zone Championships during 2011 where both Men & Women teams of Karnataka were the Champions .
Additional details of the tournament is as under: Participating teams : 10 teams viz . , KSKKA & PRESIDENT teams of Karnataka . Western Railway . Central Railway , South Central Railway , Maharastra State Police . Maharastra State Electricity Board . Mahanagar Palike Mumbai ,Navi Mumbai also Mumbai police and Reserve bank of india.
Venue : Vishveswaraiah Stadium . Kyathanahalli . Pandavapura Tq . Mandya Dist ( with Flood – lit ) .
No.of Participants : 250 including Officials . Boarding & Lodging : Well furnished lodging in hotels at Pandavapura and SR Patna . North & South indian food will be arranged .
Mode of play : League – cum – Knockout basis as per the rules of Kho Kho Federation of India on kho kho Mat surface &
Prizes : 1 Place = Rs.100.000 / – 2 Place -Rs.50.000 / – 3rd Place Rs.30.000 / 4th Place – Rs.20000 with attractive Trophies .
Best Players : BestChaser . Best Defender & Best All rounder Rs.5000 each Plus Memento
Inauguration : 2nd June 2022 evening
Closing Function : 5 June evening
R.Mallikarjuniah, Hon.Secretary, Lokeshwara – president, Muralidhara .K.B and Umesh of the Association were present in the press meet at Bangalore press club.
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