City Skaters Varsha S. Puranik and Sanjana Srinivas have been selected for the prestigious Ekalavya Award to be presented by the Government of Karnataka in Bangalore tomorrow.

Varsha S. Puranik, a 2nd year MD student at the JSS Medical College, is coached by Srikanth Rao, who himself is an accomplished roller skater.

Speaking to Star of Mysore, Varsha expressed her happiness on being selected for the prestigious Ekalavya award.

Varsha is the daughter of Sriramkrishna, a retired Manager of Indian Overseas Bank and Tara.

Sanjana Srinivas, another roller skater from city, who is selected for Ekalavya award, is currently pursuing her engineering in Electronic and Communication (E&C) at PESIT, Bangalore.

Sanjana was part of the team which won the bronze medal at the Asian Ice Skating championship.

She has represented India at the world championships. She has also won national individual championship twice. She is the daughter of city-based businessman Srinivas and Savitha.

The Department of Youth Services and Sports (DYSS) is expected to make an official announcement of 17 names of sports personalities who have been selected for the Ekalavya award this evening.

The award carries Rs. 2 lakh cash prize and a citation. The award is presented every year to commemorate the National Sports Day (Aug. 29) which is observed to mark Hockey legend Major Dhyanchand’s birth anniversary.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore