Kho-kho tournament gets under way in Srikakulam
Roads and Buildings Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao on Tuesday promised steps to develop KR Stadium on par with international standards very soon as many national and international sports events were being conducted in Srikakulam.
While inaugurating the Andhra region kho-kho tournament, he said that the government would hold a meeting with Collector and all the sports personalities to chalk out an action plan for development of the stadium.
He also assured the gathering of releasing funds for improving basic infrastructure for the stadium which was built three decades ago.
The Minister lauded the initiative of the Andhra Region Kho-Kho Association in organising the event in Srikakulam.
As many as 26 teams will exhibit their talent for the next three days. Twelve best players will be selected from the teams and they will get chance to play in the national tournament that will begin on May 27 in Ongole.
Srikakulam Additional Joint Collector T. Baburao Naidu, SETSRI CEO Surangi Mohana Rao, former chairpersons of Srikakulam municipality Andhavarapu Varaha Narasimham and M.V. Padmavati participated in the inaugural programme. Kho-Kho Association representative K. Srinivasa Rao expressed satisfaction over the arrangements at the stadium.