'Play a Game-Play for Fun' launched

Published: 14th December 2012 12:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th December 2012 12:05 PM   |  A+A-

 In a bid to improve fitness of school students as well as cultivating sports interest among them, the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs has launched the ‘Play a Game- Play for Fun’ scheme.

The pilot project was launched at the Manacaud Govt LPS by the Kerala State Sports Council president Padmini Thomas. Apart from this, the project would be extended to 13 other schools in the district.Speaking on the occasion, Padmini Thomas said that the scheme would help improve fitness of school children. “The total physical fitness programme is designed to counter the pathetic fitness level of school students. The new scheme would help rectify the anomaly and would also help the students in regaining their physical fitness,” she said.

The project is being supported by the Travancore Royal Youth Foundation, which had implemented similar projects elsewhere. Training would be given to students from Classes 1 to VII in gymnastics, athletics, basketball, football and cricket.

As a preliminary step, emphasis would be given on strengthening, stretching, cardio-vascular exercises, deep rest and recovery, deep breathing, recovery and meditation. ENS

Sports Council secretary P S Abdul Razak, Sports and Youth Affairs additional director S Najumudeen and Sports and Youth Affairs director Amit Mallick took part in the function.

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