A Pourakarmika’s son too makes it to the team
Mysuru: Four young sportspersons from city, including the son of a Pourakarmika, have been selected to take part in the Societe Generale Kids Rugby Spirit Festival to be held in Tokyo, Japan, from tomorrow (Oct.24) till Oct.26 as part of the ongoing Rugby World Cup-2019. The participants from city left for Japan yesterday.
They are accompanied by ‘Magic Bus’ (Mysuru) Training-cum-Monitoring Officer Sangeetha and ‘Magic Bus’ (Bengaluru) Trainer Lawrence.
The selected kids are Priyanka, daughter of Ravi and Laksmi; Rajeshwari, daughter of Krishnanayaka and Sakamma, Pavankumar, son of Basavaraju and Mangala, all from Kyatamaranahalli and L. Mohan, son of Pourakarmika Lokesh and Geetha of Jyotinagar.
Priyanka and Rajeshwari are studying in 8th standard at People’s Park School, Pavankumar, also in 8th standard at Kyathamaranahalli Government School and Mohan in a 6th standard student at Jyotinagar Government School. Apart from studies, they are active in sports.
Training: The four students are being trained for the last three years under Ilyas of Magic Bus India Foundation in Kabaddi, Wrestling, Gymnastics and other games. They have participated in sports events in Mangaluru, Chikkamagalur, Haveri, Ramanagar, Bengaluru and other districts and have won prizes. Magic Bus India Foundation is sponsoring the students’ travel to Japan.
The members of the Foundation visit slum areas and places inhabited by SC/ST community and identify the children interested in sports. Keeping sports as a medium, an awareness is created on education, health, equality and eradication of child marriage, according to Foundation Programme Manager Venkatesh.
Former Mayor Sandesh Swamy has said that it is a pride for Mysuru as a Pourakarmika’s son is participating in the International Festival without getting anybody’s recommendation.
About Kids Rugby Spirit festival
Societe General Kids Rugby Spirit Festival is a charity programme organised in partnership with ChildFund (Australia), World Rugby’s charity partner for Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2019.
It allows underprivileged kids for Societe Generale’s supported charities, across the Asia Pacific and other selected locations covering 68 nations to experience the ‘once in a liftime’ RWC 2019 in Japan.
The Festival will enable the youths to benefit from a cultural exchange programme and educational workshops, take part in a tag Rugby Tournament, and attend together the 1st semi-final of RWC 2019 on Oct.26.