: Bellary will host the three-day State-level basketball tournament for the students of Pre-University beginning at the playground on the campus of Pupil Tree, a Pre-University college, on Talur Road here from Wednesday.

Two teams — boys and girls — from each district, numbering around 700 to 800 students, would be participating in the tournament, which is being organised jointly by the Directorate of Pre-University Education and Pupil Tree, according to H. Abdul Rasheed, Deputy Director of Pre-University Education.

P.T. Parmeshwar Naik, Minister of State for Labour and district in-charge Minister, will inaugurate the tournament. Anil Lad, MLA, will preside. Shobha Bendigeri, ZP President, would be attending the function.