PROTESTERS WALKED 17 K.M.s
Madikeri Jan.17: “The Hindu Jagrithi samithi” of Kodagu and other organizations with the participation of tribal people have walked 17 K.Ms on the streets from kanoor village to Gonikoppal today to protest the mass conversion of tribal Hindus by community mediators. The “jatha” moved to create awareness and to warn the mediators who enter the tribal area to change their mind. The leaders M.M.Ravindra, Rajiv Bopaiah and others told “Times “ that this is the commencement of the protest and if such criminal act continues, serious protest will follow. Since decades, the tribes and the local community people live in a brotherly and sisterly attachment and the unwanted mediators try to spoil the atmosphere-they alleged. The weak minded tribals will yield to the pressure and afterwards they will be suppressed by the converted people. They will be isolated from the main community and will be ignored even to enter the prayer halls they alleged.
ICHETTIRA TO ORGANISE KODAVA HOCKEY.
Madikeri Jan 16: The Ichetttira family will organise this year’s Kodava family cup hockey tournament in Ammathi during next April. The president of the tournament committee I.K.Anil has announced this in a press conference here today.
This will be the 16th edition of the Kodava hockey festival. The kodava hockey festival is already certified by the limca book of records as the biggest hockey cup in India. The festival will be inaugurated on April 21st and will be ending on may 13th.
Around 250 teams are competing over 23 days of exhilarating hockey. Current and former Indian hockey players will participate to add to the grandeur of the tournament. The tournament attracts over 3 lakh sporting enthusiast from all walks of life. Even the family members settled at outside places will be arriving to participate and witness the event especially during their respective family players game. I.K.Anil told that the main aim of the tournament is to promote the sport of hockey and celebrate fellowship, culture and sport. To create a comprehensive sustainable sports development scholars programme with the objective of creating word class players who will go on to bring laurels for India