63rd Kerala School Sports Meet kick starts in Kannur, Amit of Ernakulam bags first gold
Kannur: The 63rd School Sports Meet has kick started in Kannur on Saturday. The meet was opened by Under- 19 boys 3000 metre race held at Kannur University stadium in Mangattuparambu. Amit NV of Kothamangalam Mar Basil school secured gold in this event.
In the 3000 metre race for senior girls, Chandni C of Palakkad Kalladi school bagged the gold medal.
The sports meet will have 1904 athletes taking part in 98 events. The flag hoisting for the event will be done by Public Education Department Director K Jeevan Babu. The meet will be inaugurated by sports minister EP Jayarajan at 3.30 pm on Saturday. Ministers C Ravindranath and Kadannappally Ramachandran will also take part in the event. Olympians PT Usha, MD Vatsamma, Baby Aloysius, Tintu Luka and Jisna Mathew will be felicitated in the event.
The sports meet will conclude on Tuesday. The athletes meeting the qualification mark in the sports meet will represent Kerala in the National School Athletic Championship which will take place from December 4.