Mysore Zone Inter Collegiate Shuttle Badminton inaugurated at Father Muller
Mangaluru: The Father Muller Medical College (FMMC) is hosting the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) Mysore Zone Inter Collegiate Shuttle Badminton (Men and Women) Tournament on August 8 and 9, 2023, in the Father Muller Indoor Stadium.
The inaugural on August 8, 2023, was attended by the Director of the Father Muller Charitable Institutions (FMCI), who presided over the event, along with Chief Guest Dr Pradeep Pereira, Consultant Cardiologist, FMMCH. The welcome and introduction of the guest were done by Dr Vinitha K., Assistant Professor Pharmacology, FMMC, and Compeered by Ms Akshatha Veigas, who is a student of Medical Imaging Technology at FMCOAHS.
Dr Pradeep, in his address, encouraged the young students to keep themselves physically active to have an overall happy life, as activity removes stress and anxiety. He felt it was best to be the chief guest for the day and felt honoured to be chosen by the management to do so. He felt proud that now he got the opportunity to stand on stage, as a few years ago he was sitting as a sportsman in front of the dais. Also, as a cardiologist, he asked the young to advise their fellows and family to undergo a complete health check to get an update on their health.
Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, Director FMCI, emphasized incorporating the spiritual aspect of wellness into the wholesome growth of a person, the others being the physical and mental. The brotherhood or fair play in life is seen in sports, and it’s the sportsperson’s duty to uphold it. Let’s unite in sports and unite the nation to be nonjudgmental and nondiscriminatory.
The young students, numbering 350, from the Medical, Dental, and Paramedical programmes run by various institutions and colleges under RGUHS, Bengaluru, united to play the shuttle badminton tournament at the indoor stadium. Over 53 men’s and 32 women’s teams will be vying for trophies in various categories.
Rev. Fr Ajith B. Menezes, Administrator, FMMC was seen instructing and guiding as well as enthusing the participants. His meticulous approach to planning the event, along with Mr Chandrashekara, Physical Education Instructor, FMMC made the whole event come to light. Dr Antony S. Dsouza, Dean- FMMC, being an avid walker himself, encourages sports activities among students for the overall growth of every person.
The two-day event will see various categories of play, from singles to doubles to mixed doubles. The management committee members, faculty, staff, and students, including the sportspersons, were present. Father Muller Indoor Stadium is the most sought after destination for indoor sports and health-related activities by the District administration, RGUHS, and many residents of Mangalore. The activities they provide are TT, Badminton, gym, and Yoga.