CBSE and Fit India Mission initiated to provide live fitness sessions by experts covering a wide range of topics promoting holistic well-being through various digital platforms. All the stakeholders associated with Gwalior Glory High School were benefited in terms of their health as they watched the experts sharing impactful suggestions about various fitness parameters besides giving demonstrations.
Parents, teachers and students were motivated to take good care of themselves by amalgamating these ways in their lifestyle- Hydrating the body timely, involving seasonal fruits and vegetables in diet, never skipping breakfast, never missing on sound sleep, being empathetic etc. The best mantra for being Fit, the audience learnt, is to have an unbreakable chain of Nutrition- Oxygen & Water- Exercise.
Details of various physical activities were delivered in the sessions like :-different types of Warm-ups and Stretching exercises, Yoga- asanas & Pranayama, Aerobics, Self Defense, dance-forms like Zumba, Salsa etc.
Being positive to have emotional and mental wellness is of utmost importance reiterated the experts. Equally important is to stay mentally alert to be able to cope up with various challenges, to be able to thrive through critical situations. The change in lifestyle has become very crucial and extremely substantial and to make our existence consequential we have to fit ourselves into a healthy and sound lifestyle.
Students were also shown capsules provided under the endeavor during the online classes. The teachers interacted with the students about health, hygiene and nutritious food. Overall it was a comprehensive approach that covered a broad spectrum of features related to spiritual, mental and physical well-being.
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