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National Sports Day was celebrated with enthusiasm at St. Mira College for Girls on August 29th…


Due to the outbreak of Corona, the event was celebrated online. At the beginning of the event, a video based on the career of hockey wizard Major Dhyanchand was shown.

In her introductory speech, Mrs.Suvarna Deolankar, Physical Education Teacher, St. Mira College,emphasized the importance of National Sports Day on 29th August.  On the occasion of National Sports Day, an online Fun Fitness Challenge competition was organized by the physical education department of the college for the last one week.  She informed about this competition.

Also, considering the importance of fitness based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Healthy India’ campaign, the Department of Physical Education had made a special effort to participate in at least one of the seven events. The students responded spontaneously.

Playing keeps your body fit, so you should play a lot every day, the message was given on this occasion.  In this competition, college players were given various sports challenges like how many seat ups, Scots, burpee jumps, push ups, rope jumps, sun salutations, yoga poses in one minute.  The format of the competition is one event per minute and sharing their videos.  The competition was organized to create awareness about fitness.

The Vice principal Dr.  Shalini Iyer welcomed the guests- former Olympian Mrs Rekha Bhide.

This program was organised on 29 August, 2020 and Mrs. Rekha Bhide ( Arjun Awardee, Shiva Chatrapati Awardee, Former Olympian and the captain of Indian women’s Hockey team) was the chief guest.
The winners of the Fun Fitness Challenge were announced this time.

Speaking as the chief guest, Mrs. Rekha Bhide said that success can be achieved only if one is willing to work hard and be diligent in one’s career as an athlete.  Due to the pandemic situation of corona, the current period is difficult for the player and her coach.  In such a situation, the player has to keep trying to increase his physical capacity as well as to maintain his skills.  She also share her experience of her sports career and given guidelines about the fitness and sports. She said we have to dream and we have to work on accordingly to achieve our dreams.She also motivate students to practice own make videos and analysis and make corrections own in this pandamic situation. To become a good sportsman we require hard work, devotion, passion, believe on oneself, ready and prepare for sacrifices, and most important self- discipline. She also said that there is no shortcuts in sports or any field – ” Hard work can beat talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” So we have to work hard. She also said that the players should have a good mix of study and sports. Mrs.Rekha Bhide also congratulated the winners of the Fun Fitness Challenge.

For this competition total 80 students were participated in one or more events. The prize distribution ceremony was

The merit certificates were distributed from the hands of Mrs Rekha Bhide to all the winners. 

Speaking on the occasion, Jijamata Award winner Gurbans Kaur Madam about the importance of fitness and said that today’s fitness awareness will definitely be useful to today’s generation who are indifferent about fitness.  She also congratulated the Physical Education Department for implementing this initiative.

Last year, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi launched the ‘Fit India’ movement on August 29 to mark National Sports Day.  In line with that movement, the physical education department of St. Mira College has implemented the Fit India movement for all the students of the college.  This Fit India Campaign received spontaneous response from the students of St. Mira College.  The names of the winners of this competition were announced by the Director of Physical Education Ekta Jadhav. This competition was organised , under  the able guidance of the Principal Dr.Gulshan Gidwani .

The program was organised and compared by Physical Education Teacher Mrs. Suvarna Deolankar.

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