The benefits associated with regular physical exercise are innumerable. Not only does it keep one in shape, it also improves the functioning of the brain and builds immunity against several diseases. It is a proven fact that children, when exposed to a variety of sports early in their lives, develop better self-esteem, grasp social skills and communicate new ideas effectively. They are also likely to excel academically, as all the physical work improves blood circulation in the body, including the brain.
With our lives getting busier by the day, we are less likely to devote time to our physical well-being. This is a major cause of obesity and several other related diseases in India. ‘Khelo India’ is a government initiative to restore the forgotten culture of sports in our country at the grassroot level. It envisions to implement a component of physical fitness across all schools. Primarily targeting children, women and the specially-abled community, Khelo India National Fitness Assessment Programme is further divided into 12 verticals. It covers everything from field and coaching development to supporting national, regional and state sports academics.
We, at MBCN, actively work towards including some form of physical exercise or activity in the daily routine of our students. A few months back, our special children gladly accepted the #HumFitTohIndiaFit challenge introduced by Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.
Take a look at how our children pushed their limits and set an example for everyone:
We hope to inspire people to take up this challenge and work towards making themselves fitter and healthier.
In light of National Sports Day observed on August 29 in India, let’s take a pledge to exercise every day, and learn at least one sport. With India’s diverse and rich heritage in sports and athletics, we as Indians should treasure the values our ancestors attached with playing sports.
So, let’s dedicate an hour of our daily routine to exercise, and together build a healthy and strong country! #HumFitTohIndiaFit