Karnataka North West Teachers’ Constituency MLA and former Govt. of Karnataka Minister Shri Prakash Hukkeri inaugurated the Bharatesh Education Trust (BET) Khel Ka Vajra Mahotsav – Interschool volleyball tournament on Friday 18th Nov, coinciding with the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Trust. Shri Suresh Patil, Director of KMF Belagavi and Shri Gururaj Kalyanshetty , CPI Nesaragi, were the guests of honor. MLA Shri Prakash Hukkeri praised BET for promoting the cause of education especially in rural areas. He also recalled his association with Late Shri Komalanna Doddanavar, one of the founders of BET, for being his political mentor. Shri Suresh Patil of KMF sponsored cool drinks for both the days for all teams participating in the event.
The dignitaries inaugurated the tournament by opening the ribbon at the volleyball courts and watering a sapling. Shri Hukkeri also announced a prize for the winning team and committed to support BET in all its endeavours.
A total of 37 teams- 25 boys’ teams, 12 girls’ teams from all over district are participating in this prestigious tournament with a cash prize of Rs. 40,000 for winning teams. A string of cultural, sports and community events are scheduled to commemorate the Trust’s Diamond Jubilee this year.
BET Secretary Shri Shripal Khemalapure, Managing Committee Members Shri Vinod Doddanavar, Shri Hirachand Kalmani, Shri Sharad Patil, principals, staff and students were present in large numbers for the event which is scheduled for 2 days.