The annual district sports camp and residential sports camp concluded at the stadium complex here on Monday. The two camps were organised here concurrently by the district sports office, for summer training and residential training respectively, for interested sportspersons.
The valediction witnessed distribution of prize money to sportspersons for excellence under various categories.
Funds worth Rs.25,000 and Rs.31,500 was distributed among five persons and six persons respectively for sporting excellence in the year 2009-10.
Track suits along with sports shoes worth Rs.6,000 were awarded to six sportspersons, who had secured gold medals at the national level; sports uniforms were distributed to 20 sports persons; and nine sports persons were awarded cash prizes to the tune of Rs.44,000.
The sports camp organised under the aegis of the Tamil Nadu Sports Development Authority commenced on April 20 and witnessed participation from 200 sportspersons below 16 years of age in various events, including track events, volley ball, squash, Taekwondo, football, basketball, tennis, tennikoit, table tennis, boxing, sword fight and yoga.
A fortnight–long residential camp was organised here from May 2 to May 16, with participation from over 100 girls and boys.
V.Rajendran, District Revenue Officer, presided over the function and felicitated the participants.