THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Sports should be given due importance along with academics in educational institutions, international athlete K M Beenamol said here on Friday while inaugurating the poster exhibition on Olympics at the National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) in the city.
The exhibition, titled Road to Rio 2016, was put together by the students of the institute under the guidance of their Physical Education instructor, C K Vikrant. The show illustrates the history of the international sports competition from the very first games held in ancient Greece to the upcoming Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The exhibition also paid tribute to Indian Olympic stars, including P T Usha, Milkha Singh and Mary Kom.
G Satheesh Kumar, Director, Centre for Assistive Technology and Innovation (CATI), NISH, noted that sports played a role in bringing people together people and in developing one’s personality. Anne Varghese, Chief Psychologist, and Daisy Sebasitan, Coordinator, Academics and Early Intervention Program at NISH were also present at the function.