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Three-day sports meet begins on a grand note

Grand beginning: Kadapa DEO S. Srinivasa Rao lighting the sports torch to inaugurate A.P. Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society Zone IV Games and Sports meet for girls in Kadapa on Sunday .
Grand beginning: Kadapa DEO S. Srinivasa Rao lighting the sports torch to inaugurate A.P. Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society Zone IV Games and Sports meet for girls in Kadapa on Sunday .

Both education and sports are equally important for students, Kadapa District Education Officer S. Srinivasa Rao said on Sunday.

Speaking after lighting a lamp to inaugurate the three-day A.P. Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society Zone-IV games and sports meet for girls at the residential school-cum-junior college at Chinna Chowk here, the DEO said sports would promote a spirit of camaraderie, competitiveness, quality, inspiration and satisfaction. He exhorted students to play the sport sincerely and strive to win. Students should study with discipline and determination and pave way for their bright future.

Plans for State meet

School principal Sainath recalled that games and sports meet for girls was held for the first time in 1996-97 and again now. In all, 575 students from 37 schools in Rayalaseema region were participating in volleyball, kabaddi, kho kho, handball and athletics.

Special Officer of Regional Sports School M. Ramachandra Reddy said the sports meet was being held after a gap of 14 years. He said the Secretary of School Education would be requested through district Collector Shashi Bhushan Kumar to conduct a State sports meet too.

Regional Inspection Officer of Physical Education Bhanumurthy Raju said the Collector sanctioned Rs. 2.39 lakh for conducting the sports meet.

RIMS Circle Inspector Mahabub Basha asked the students to play with a sportsman spirit. The DEO lit the sports torch, administered a pledge and released pigeons.

He watched a volleyball match between Gooty and Kurugunta schools.

Principal of the residential school at Ramapuram Venkatarami Reddy, lecturer Joji Reddy, teacher Sunitha, physical education teachers and students participated.


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