Well known sports academy from Belagavi (Belgaum Roller Skating Academy) was recently awared with Karnataka State Award for the year 2015 for its services towards welfare of women and child in the field of skating game from the past 10 years.
Belgaum Roller Skating Academy was established in the year 2005. During the first year it started providing skating training for the children in the passage of Swimming Pool premises, later on behalf of rotary club of Belgaum a small skating Rink was built in the year 2006 and thereafter a real and systematic skating training began in belagavi.
Under the able guidance of senior skating Coach Mr.Surykant Hindalgekar, fellow coaches Vishal Vesane, Sashidhar Pol and Kiran Ingawale the academy is providing skating training for the needy and poor children from in and around the Belagavi. Many skaters of the academy have won so many prizes at the International, national and State Competitions. Few skaters of the academy have made Guiness World Record, Limca Book of Records and many more.
In the year 2012, nearly 20 skaters of the academy comprising of 17 Boys and 3 Girls completed Skating Rally from Belagavi to Delhi in just 16 days to spread the message of Save Baby Girl child. Similarly, other skating rallies like Save Water, Eradicate Polio, Aids Awareness, Donate Blood, Save Life and etc. Were conducted during these 10 years.
On behalf of Belgaum Roller Skating Academy they have training centres at Rotary Corporation Sports Academy, KLE Society’s Skating Rink and various Schools.
The said programme was held on 14/10/2015 on the occasion of Children at Jawahar Bhavan, Cubbon Park, Bangalore. K.J.George (Ex Minister of Karnataka) and Umashri (Minister for Women and Child Development), Dr. Rajanish Goyal, Bhavana, B. M. Vijayshankar felicitated Belgaum Roller Skating Academy’s President Mr.Umesh Kalgatagi with the state award certificate, a cheque of Rs. 1 Lakh, Shawl and a Trophy. The Honourable Governor Shri Vajubhaiwala were also present on the Dias.
Belgaum Roller Skating Academy is very much thankful to all the Skaters and Parents, Sports Lovers, well wishers, print and electronic media for their timely support and help to encourage these budding skaters and promote the skating games.