The Chief Guest Dr. Linge Gowda K.B, Registrar (Evaluation), RGUHS-Bangalore, spoke about the importance of promoting sports participation in professional colleges. He emphasized that facilities for conducting sports should be available in all institutions. Dr. Linge Gowda appreciated the vision and efforts of Dr. B. A. Viswanath, Chairman, Aditya Group of Institutions, in developing an excellent indoor stadium and encouraging students to take part in extra-curricular activities. Mr. Anil Kumar B.K, an international basketball player who has represented India in several international championships, was the Guest of Honor. He urged the students to cultivate dedication and determination to excel, which would take them beyond the state level to participating in national and international championships. Dr. B.A.Viswanath, Chairman, Aditya Group of Institutions and Senate Member, RGUHS, Karnataka, who graced the occasion, thanked the honorable Dr .S .Sachidanand, Vice-Chancellor, RGUHS for providing ABIPER the opportunity to conduct a state level basketball tournament. He congratulated all the participants and wished them a pleasant stay at the college premises.
Thirty teams (22 men teams & 8 women teams) from various colleges in Karnataka participated in the RGUHS State Level Men & Women Inter Collegiate Basketball Tournament championship.
In a thrilling final match, Bangalore medical college and research institute, K R road, Karnataka, emerged the winners of the prestigious RGUHS State Level Men’s basketball tournament. SDM College of Medical Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, was the runners up. The women’s team from M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore won the Women’s trophy. The runners up were the women’s team from St. John’s Medical College and Hospital, Bangalore.