P.V. Sindhu inaugurates Dasara Sports Meet

P.V. Sindhu inaugurates Dasara Sports Meet

October 2, 2019

Amidst the downpour, World Badminton Champion P.V. Sindhu inaugurated the four-day State-level Dasara Sports Meet, the Chief Minister’s Cup-2019, at Chamundi Vihar Stadium in Nazarbad here yesterday, in the presence of Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa and other dignitaries.

The Meet is organised by Dasara Sports Sub-Committee in association with the Department of Youth Empowerment and Sports and Karnataka Sports Authority.

The inauguration was followed by a march-past in which sports persons from Mysuru, Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural, Belagavi, Kalaburagi and students of Mysuru Sports Hostel took part.

Chief Minister Yediyurappa and P.V. Sindhu received the guard of honour.

Thereafter Yediyurappa unveiled the Meet Flag, when Zonal Team Captains — Aravind Malagi, Mamatha Keloji, N. Kiran, Ujwal Naidu and Chaitra Devadiga — handed over the Kereeda Jothi (Sports Torch) to the Chief Minister.

Speaking on the occasion, Yediyurappa said that sports persons must emulate World Badminton Champion P.V. Sindhu in achieving success.

Maintaining that Sindhu is a model to budding sports persons, the CM wished Sindhu for winning the Gold Medal in the 2020 Olympics.

Noting that even the Rain Gods seemed to have blessed Sindhu for winning Gold Medal in Olympics, Yediyurappa said that Dasara is an emotional event for crores of Kannadigas, with the Festival being celebrated as Nada Habba.

Rains began to pour when Sindhu began her speech.

Beginning her address in Kannada by saying Yellarigu Namaskara? Hegiddeeri?, Sindhu said that this was her first visit to Mysuru and Mysuru very much deserved the cleanest city tag. Thanking her parents for the support extended to her, she called upon the parents to encourage their wards to take part in sports.

READ ALSO  Howdah elephant Arjuna rehearses with 500 kg sand bags

She further said that relentless practice was key for achieving excellence in sports.

Even as Sindhu appeared on the stage, some sports persons who were part of the march-past, rushed to the stage to take selfies with her. Some other sports persons took selfies with her after the rain stopped.


Mysuru’s favorite and largest circulated English evening daily has kept the citizens of Mysuru informed and entertained since 1978. Over the past 45 years, Star of Mysore has been the newspaper that Mysureans reach for every evening to know about the happenings in Mysuru city. The newspaper has feature rich articles and dedicated pages targeted at readers across the demographic spectrum of Mysuru city. With a readership of over 2,50,000 Star of Mysore has been the best connection between it’s readers and their leaders; between advertisers and customers; between Mysuru and Mysureans.


Academy News Papers Private Limited, Publishers, Star of Mysore & Mysuru Mithra, 15-C, Industrial ‘A’ Layout, Bannimantap, Mysuru-570015. Phone no. – 0821 249 6520

To advertise on Star of Mysore, email us at

Online Edition: [email protected]
Print Editon: [email protected]
For News/Press Release: [email protected]