|Kowdiar, Trivandrum: Sports minister M Vijayakumar inaugurated an indoor badminton court complex at Kowdiar Gardens today. The complex is the work of Aditya Varma Raja.
Aditya Varma Raja comes from a family which has contributed a lot for the development of Trivandrum. His grandfather Goda Varma Raja, known as the ‘Father of Tourism in Kerala’ founded the sports council in 1954. He also took the initiative to start a golf club association here, an indoor stadium at Shanghumugham, a roller skating ring, the Veli boat club, and the Sreepadam stadium at Attingal.
Now his grandson Aditya Varma Raja has built a badminton complex, with three indoor badminton courts. All the courts have been floored with imported wood.
The court, which is usually used by serious badminton players, was the one at Jimmy George Indoor stadium. This is now unavailable because the stadium is being renovated. The court is officially opened to the public from today onwards.