‘Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel Abhiyan' (PYKKA) got off to a colourful start here on Thursday.

Inaugurating the sports meet, Andhra Kabaddi Association Chairman P. Anand noted that the event was a boon for students from rural areas. He exhorted sports development officials to spot talent in the rural areas and hone the skills of players. Dr. Anand, a noted granite baron, has contributed Rs. 1 crore for construction of a stadium at a cost of Rs. 1.76 crore.