More schemes for the development of sports will be implemented in the district to help sportsmen reach new heights, district panchayat president T.N. Khandamuthan has said.
He was inaugurating a public reception to athletes from the district who had won nine gold medals at the Asian School Track and Field competitions in Malaysia, here on Tuesday.
P.U. Chithra of Mundur Higher Secondary School had won three gold medals; P. Mohammed Afzal and V.V. Jisha of Parali Higher Secondary School got two gold medals each; and Abdulla Abubeckar and C. Sabitha of Kalladi Higher Secondary School one gold medal each, he said. The athletes were given awards and cash prizes.
Their coaches P.G. Manoj of Parali High School; N.S. Serin of Mundur High School; and Jaffar Babu of Kalladi High School were honoured at the function. K.E. Haneefa, district panchayat development standing committee chairman, presided over the function.