International Master Athlete Vijaya Ramesh from Mysuru being conferred with State Award (Sports) by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on the occasion of World Senior Citizens Day celebrations recently. IAS Officer N. Manjula is also seen. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh. Vijaya Ramesh has taken part in Hurdles, High Jump and Long Jump in Masters State, National and International level Tournaments apart from taking part in the World Championships. She has represented India 16 times including 3 World Meets. She has the credit of being the first woman to have won 14 medals abroad. President of Mysuru Masters Games Association and a Member of Rotary Club of Mysore East, she has been conferred with various awards including Kannada Rajyotsava Award. Vijaya Ramesh, wife of ex-Serviceman Ramesh and a resident of Gokulam 3rd Stage in city, can be contacted on Mob: 98455-62413.