Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: Bowing to requests from Members of the Legislative Assembly, Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Thursday inaugurated a modern gym on the Omandur Government Estate.

He distributed Rs.30,000 each to seven sportspersons towards airfare to enable them to participate in international events. Annalakshmi of Virudhunagar; Indira (Tiruchi); S. Gurunathan and P. Illayaraja of Madurai; and G. Vijayasarathy and S. Krishnamoorthy of Chennai are taking part in the International Paralympics Athletic Competition to be held in England from August 5 to 9. V. Kumar (Namakkal) will take part in World Karate Championship to be held in Hungary from October 2-4.