BENGALURU: St Joseph’s Boys’ High School marked the inauguration of its Loyola Sports Complex in the presence of former cricketer Rahul Dravid on Saturday.
Speaking at the inauguration, the former India captain said, “Loyola Sports Complex is the future of thousands of sports students. This made me recall my school days and the beautiful memories spent here.”
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who was to be chief guest at the programme, could not make it and Dravid was announced as the chief guest instead. “In life, I had been asked to be a wicket-keeper, some time an opening batsman and when the captain was not there, I have captained the team when it was asked of me. But this is the first time I had been asked to be the chief guest in place of the CM of Karnataka,” Dravid said in a lighter vein.
Asiad hockey player Sandeep Somesh, national basketball player Austin D Almeida, Olympian swimmer Hakimuddin Habibullah, Olympian badminton player Anup Sridhar, golf champion Trishul Chinappa and international swimmer Arvind M were felicitated.
The Loyola Sports Complex has been built at a cost of about Rs 16 crore. It houses facilities such as a swimming pool, table tennis facilities, indoor cricket pitch, basketball court, snooker tables, activity rooms and classrooms.