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National ITI Barkur kicks off, two day Sports and Games Competitions, with hype, stamina & in style…!

By February 9, 2024News
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Reported by : P. Archibald Furtado / Photographs: Mr Tushar.

Udupi:‘It is said sports and games helps students to improve their self esteem social skills and confidence’. Principal Prof Venkatesh Kramadhari was extending a warm welcome to the office bearers of Barkur Educational Society, other dignitaries and guests to the much awaited annual event in the well set open grounds of ITI, once the program set rolling with a well sung prayer hymn by Mr Harish Hebbar.

He was proud and happy to share – ‘this year’s Sports Day is significant as this ITI at the threshold of celebrating Ruby Jubilee – 40 great years of its service in imparting technical education in this semi urban background as the alumni established a permanent mark as the best professionals always in demand in the prominent industrial groups in the country and abroad.

It was a festive look all around the NITI – National Industrial Training Institute, Campus in Heardi Barkur as Mr B Shantarama Shetty, the Chairman of The Barkur Educational Society, presided over the stage programme Annual Sports Day on Thursday, 8th February, 2024, at 10.00 am.

Once again welcoming the Guests florally with roses, lighting the traditional lamp, to herald the beginning of two days Sports and Games competitions, was led by Guest of Honour, Retired Principal of NJC & Vice chairman of BES Mr B Seetharama Shetty, now and an octogenarian, in his message recalled his school days. Active involvement and attachment to ground played a huge role in his physical fitness over the years and today’s generation shying away to be in the playground, in towns and cities is alarming, he gave a clarion call to young technicians in NITI  to make the best use of facilities and opportunities like this to the maximum.

Mr H Vittal Shetty Shedikodlu the Vice President of BES too was present on this occasion. In his message congratulated the Principal and staff for organising this event and took the opportunity to thank the classmates and friends of late Ranjith Kumar, who had a unfortunate and untimely death and his memory is made permanent by taking lead in having this annual event regularly.

‘It is the playground which makes permanent friendships’ for life time, not the classrooms’ amidst the thunderous applause, Mr Ashok Kumar Shetty, Secretary of BES expressed his joy and happiness to see the enthusiasm with youth and as sports and games unite all irrespective of class and caste…. Let the spirit of sportsmanship triumphs with healthy competitions and congratulated Principal and staff for their wonderful and professional arrangements.

While taking the opportunity to wish the Sports Meet a roaring success with maximum participation, by the students Mr A Krishna Hebbar the Treasurer of BES, recalled his memories with veterans like Late Mr VL Roche and others way back in 1984 and assured all sorts of encouragement and facilities to promising athletes to perform better at higher platforms.

Mr P. Archibald Furtado, Admn Co-ordinator of ‘National Group of Educational Institutions, Barkur’ reminded the audience of the forth coming ‘Ruby Jubilee – 40 years of National ITI Barkur’ which enjoys the singular credit of being the best and probably first Technical Institute in the private sector in the District, certified by Govt and other authorities, and it’s the duty of the present students to live up to that stature, in each and every activity that is happening here, including this two day event,  in this wonderful campus.

Correspondent of National ITI, Mr Ramachandra Kamath thanked the Mgmt Committee members for gracing this occasion and assured them students of ITI Barkur   are disciplined and responsible and keeping reputation and goodwill flag flying high, both in studies and extra curricular fields.

Mr B Shantarama Shetty, in his presidential address “such sports competitions teach you time management, and discipline as many converted their hobbies into a career. While wishing the event all success, he cautioned, “generally it has been proved to be a weapon to reduce stress and depression, especially in this contemporary world of sticking too much of time on mobiles and computers…”

To conclude the stage programme, Mr Bhaskar Upadya, Vice Principal ITI Barkur proposed vote of thanks. The beautiful event aptly compeered by Mr Manjunath Naik, Lecturer.

Mr Rajaram Shetty, Correspondent of SVVN Eng Medium High School and the President of NJC Platinum Jubilee Celebrations opened the Volleyball Tournament and the students joyfully participated in almost all activities, as the Teaching and non teaching staff put in their best efforts to ensure the smooth flow of events.

The programme was witnessed by various office bearers, teachers, parents and well-wishers of the National Group of Educational Institutions.

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