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Mysore Zonal TT Tournament inaugurated at Father Muller

August 1, 2023

Mangaluru: The Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) Mysore Zonal Table Tennis (Men & Women) Tournament 2023 was inaugurated by Mr Ashwin Kumar Padukone in the presence of Director Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho of Father Muller Charitable Institutions (FMCI) on August 1, 2023, at 10 a.m.

The tournament jointly organized by RGUHS and Father Muller College of Nursing (FMCON) saw players from various colleges under RGUHS ready to showcase their competitiveness. The venue, the fully air-conditioned modern indoor stadium of FMCI, was the most sought-after and accepted venue for the RGUHS indoor sports events.

Mr Ashwin Padukone, a national-level TT player and an internationally certified level 3 coach for the game, urged the student-sportspersons who are into medical and paramedical courses to be messengers of sports activities to parents. Since many trust the medical person, their emphasis on cultivating sports-related activities for parents of young children will bear more weight. He talked about how TT was a complicated game with 80 or more spins and that it carried with it many levels to accommodate all genres of players, from the differently abled to pro athletes.

Rev. Fr Richard Aloysius Coelho, who presided over the inaugural, echoed the message of overall wellbeing as the key to a well-rounded human being. Academics and sports or health activities, as well as spiritual enlightenment, should go hand in hand, keeping the mind, body, and soul in equilibria balance. He prodded the young to be vigilant and careful, as their lives mattered to their parents, who had expectations from them.

The whole event was under the supervision of Sr Jacitha Dsouza, Principal of FMCON AND FMSON, Ms Ramyashree S. (FMCON) Sports Coordinator, AND Ms Sushma K. R., Physical Education Instructor (FMSON). Dr Suresh, representing the Mysore Zone for Sports at RGUHS, was present as an observer. Dr Agnes, Vice Principal, represented FMCON on the dais.

The monument 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, gyming, and Yoga.