Late Eliyal P.M. Saldanha Memorial Kowdoor Stadium to be Inaugurated on 9 January 2016

Eliyal, as the name sounds means younger sister of Palli (elder sister). It is a small beautiful neighborhood linked to Ranganpalke town of Kowdoor village of Karkala Taluk in the Udupi District of Karnataka. The people of Eliyal once upon a time have been predominantly engaged in agriculture work. However, the economic globalization has rendered the agricultural investment, an unsustainable occupation especially in the dry hilly areas of Coastal Karnataka. Consequently, entrepreneurs here have opted for alternative investment opportunities such as Education, Health, Sports, tourism etc.

Lawrence Saldanha, a non-resident entrepreneur hailing from this very neighborhood recognized the concern that the younger generation of this neighborhood as also of surrounding villages is lacking adequate infrastructure for the development of its sports talents and conceived a thought of constructing a multi sports stadium for the long term benefit of budding sportspersons of the region. Thus a full-fledged stadium in the name of  “Late Eliyal P.M. Saldanha Memorial Kowdoor Stadium” with a 400 meter track, spacious pavilion, seating galleries, accommodation and other related facilities has been constructed and is all set to be thrown open to the public on 9th January 2016 with a two day inaugural sports event.

State Government Ministers & Legislators, Education Officials, Sports personalities and other Dignitaries have been invited and are expected to witness the inauguration of an unprecedented kind of venture in the rural region. We humbly request your cooperation in making this venture a success.

Please watch this space for further announcements in the weeks to come. For any query or information or for the visit to site, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Melwin Noronha on 9845229159 or email:

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