BEARY’S ARENA inauguration
PU COLLEGES FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
DATE : 25-NOV-2019
Bearys Arena, the sports ground was inaugurated on 25th Nov 2019 at 9:30 AM in the presence of Chief Guest Mr. Rajesh Naik U, Hon. MLA, Bantwal Constituency, Guest of Honour Mr. Arunangshu Giri, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mangaluru, Mr. Syed Mohamed Beary, Chairman of Bearys Group of Institutions, and Mr.Ashraf Beary, Director, Bearys Infrastructure & Construction Engineering Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Rajesh Naik and Mr. Arunangshu Giri inaugurated the Bearys Arena.
Mr.Rajesh Naik, Speaking on this occasion, said that “Sports is an important part of education. Earlier times, it was being ignored and students were forced to concentrate only on their academics. Things have changed for good now and sports is getting its due recognition. Educational institutions have started giving more weight to sports.”
Mr. Rajesh also added that the kids who grow up in rural areas are more active than those who grow up in the city’s environment due to various factors. “Kids today are more into gadgets and mobile phones rather than going out and playing sports. The technology has brought the world to their feet” he elaborated. Further, he advised that students should actively take part in sports activities and opportunities that are being provided by institutions like BIT and others.
Addressing the gathering, Mr. Arunangshu Giri said that every student’s life is shaped by the educational context. This means that both academics and extra-curricular learning will decide which direction to pursue. Hence the students have to cut down on mobile usage as well as staying away from substance abuse like drugs and alcohol. Students should take active interest in sports to come out of frustration and low self esteem.
Mr. Syed Mohamed Beary, who chaired the event, said, “The Group’s mission is to promote Education, Entrepreneurship and the Environment. That is why, the stadium is built in a special way for multipurpose use i.e for outdoor games, panel discussion and group study“. Continuing on the same topic, he said “The student community should actively involve in sports and cultural activities”. He also elaborated on the technical aspects of the stadium like the eco-friendly under-deck drip irrigation system which reduces the water consumption by 90%, directing the flowing water towards underground storage tanks. Also, about 1.25 lakh laterite stones from the ground were extracted for future construction. The landscape area is used for growing fruit yielding plants.
Ar. Ashok Mendonca, Principal of BEADS, Dr. Aziz Mustafa, Director of BIT-Polytechnic College, Dr. Mahendra, Event coordinator, Dr. Abdullah Gubbi, Media in charge and Hods’ of various departments were present. Dr. Manjur Basha, Principal, BIT delivered the welcome note and Mr. Safwan Khan, Physical Education Director, delivered the vote of thanks. Ms. Sanya Rahman, Student of ECE was the Master of the Ceremony.
To coincide with the auspicious occasion, a football tournament was conducted. The PUC students from Kasaragod, Udupi and Mangalore Districts took part in the intercollegiate level football tournament. The total of 23 teams participated in the tournament. Workers involved in the construction of the stadium were felicitated on this occasion.