The block-level sports competitions under Panchayat Yuva Krida Aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA) would be conducted in all the 13 blocks in the district by Pudukottai unit of Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu on December 28 and 29. The competition was scheduled to be held on December 14 and 15.

Two categories

The meet would be conducted in two categories – below 16 years for boys and girls, and general category for men and women.

In general category, athletics would be held for men and women, while kabaddi or volleyball would be conducted only for men.

In the under 16 section, athletics, football or hockey, and volleyball or kabaddi or kho-kho would be held for boys and girls.


Those born on or after January 1, 1997, are eligible to take part in the under 16 category and they must submit age proof certificate.

In all the blocks, team games for both the categories would be held on December 28, while athletics would be held for both categories on December 29.


The venues for the competitions are: Annavasal block: Government Higher Secondary School, Illuppur; Aranthangi: Government Boys HSS, Aranthangi; Arimalam: Government Boys HSS, Arimalam; Avudayar Kovil: Sri Ramakrishna Vivekananda HSS; Gandarvakottai: Government Boys HSS, Gandarvakottai; Karambakudi: Government Boys HSS, Karambakudi; Kundrandar Kovil: Government HSS, Killukkottai; Manamelkudi: Government Boys HSS, Manamelkudi; Ponnamaravathi: V.V. HSS; Pudukottai: Government HSS, A. Mathur; Thirumayam: Ramanathan Chettiar HSS; Thiruvarangulam: Government Boys HSS, Alangudi; and Viralimalai: Government Girls HSS, Vadugapatti.

Details could be obtained by dialling 04322-222187.