Today's children are the nation builders of tomorrow.
In today's era the children who are fit can handle the day-to-day physical and emotional challenges in a better manner. Ironically it has been observed that in the concurrent time of the digital era, the virtual reality through the smart devices dominates over the physical playfulness.
Thereby with the motive to promote the initiative taken by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) following the Fit India Movement, "Fitness Week" was celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm. The students participated in the plethora of activities aimed to promote holistic development and healthy lifestyle.
The first day of the week, witnessed an enlightening 'Yoga session' designed to help the students increase their flexibility and muscle strength. The senior students got engaged in the varied exercise sessions. Last but not the least the teachers too got engaged & enjoyed the fun-filled session on fitness and nutrition.
On the second day, the entire school fraternity was involved in the rocking ‘Zumba Session’ for core strengthening thereby promoting Free hands exercise during the assembly. Also the senior students attended an illuminating lecture on Sport Psychology.
On the third day Fitness Assessment of students through KHELO INDIA App was initiated by the Physical Education Department along with the ‘Poster making Competition’ was initiated by the Art and Craft Department on the theme- ‘Fit Body-Fit Mind-Fit Environment’.
Striking physical activities took place on the fourth day of the Fitness Week, which included Aerobics with a goal to improve all elements of fitness and to boost up confidence. ‘Essay Writing Competition’ turned out to be quite engrossing as the students participated in the on the topic 'Fit India School' in both English and Hindi.
On the fifth day of the week long celebration , an informative ‘Sports Quiz’ was conducted by the Physical Education Department during the morning assembly.
The week concluded celebrating ‘Unity in Diversity’ under the theme “Ek Bharat-Shreshth Bharat” as the students explored history and interesting facts of ‘Thang Ta’- the Indigenous sport from Manipur and participated in demonstration of the sport presented by an expert. Video made by students of the school about the origin of the native sport ‘Thang Ta’ from Manipur which is the partner state of M.P under the Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat initiative, was also screened for parents during a Parent Orientation programme scheduled.
Overall the entire week instilled liveliness in the school and promoted the understanding and importance of fitness thereby enhancing the self-esteem and confidence among the students as well as the teachers.
Link to Video of Demonstration on ‘Thang Ta’ Screened in School