Bengaluru, 8th September, 2016: Jain University Basket Ball Men Team emerged as champions at CHRISPO 2016: the Inter Collegiate Sports Fest organised by Christ University, Bangalore.
Arjun was awarded the best player of the tournament and the Jain University Basketball Men’s team was Awarded a Cash prize of Rs 10, 000.
Jain University 52 (Arjun 21, Edwin 14) bt Christ University 47 (Karan 25, Micheal 13)
Jain University at CHRISPO 2016 – Standing from Left to Right : Rahul, Vyshak, Nikhil, Yash Shetty, Edwin, Preetham, Manoj – Sitting from Left to Right: Devi Prasad (Captain), Puneeth Suresh (Coach), Fr.Thomas T.V (Director Management Studies Christ Universty), Vinoth (Asst.Coach) – Kneeling from Left to Right : Arjun, Akash, Dharani, Nitin Patil
About Kanataka Basketball
The official recognition to the game of basketball was given in the year 1934 by the Indian Olympic Association. This gave a fillip to the game, and the first National basketball Championship was organized in 1934 by the Indian Olympic Association.
Basketball was introduced to the Mysore State by Y.M.C.A. in 1920s. The Y.M.C.A. has played a vital role not only in spreading the message of sports in Bengaluru, but also developing organized system to promote sports. Mr. A.C. Das, Director of Physical Education and General Secretary Y.M.C.A. took up the primary responsibility. The Mysore State team did not participate in the first National Basketball Championship conducted by the Indian Olympic Association that was held at Delhi. It was in 1936 for the first time Mysore state basketball team was selected and fielded by A.C. Das at Lahore National Championship.
Captain M.G. Vijayasarathy, a product of Y.M.C.A. Chennai was another officer who rendered a great service in popularizing the game in the state. He was like a fatherly figure in the field of Mysore State sports and was responsible for promoting basketball along with his friends and colleagues in Colleges and other Institutions.
Basketball in Karnataka achieved new heights in the year 2014, because for the first time in its history, the state men’s team participated in a six nation International Basketball Tournament along with teams from Australia, Philippines, Singapore, Taipei and hosts Malaysia, for The Chief Ministers trophy at Penang, Malaysia.