Fit India School Week (23 – 30 November 2019)
For any society or Nation to progress, it’s important that their citizens are physically fit. The challenges of the modern day life has brought along with it the need to be more physically proactive and fit in order to face its challenges with optimum energy and positivity. Fit children are able to handle day-to-day physical and emotional challenges better. However, for a holistic and intrinsically healthy lifestyle, awareness and support for fitness movement is more essential than ever.
On 29 Aug 2019, the Honorable Prime Minister launched nation-wide “Fit India Movement” aimed to encourage people to inculcate physical activity and sports in their everyday lives and daily routine. So as to take this mission forward, CBSE has decided that each year a total of 06 working days during the THIRD and FOURTH WEEKS in November will be celebrated as “Fit India School Week” in all its affiliated schools. This movement therefore endeavors to alter this behavior from ‘Passive Screen time’ to ‘Active Field time’ and the aim of the objective is to develop Sports Quotient among all the students to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Such movement will also instill in students the understanding for regular physical activity and higher levels of fitness enhancing in them self-esteem and confidence.
It has also been decided to take-up “Ek Bharat – Shreshtha Bharat” on day six of this program.
Activities undertaken during the Fitness Week Celebration:
Day 01 (23 November 2019)
(i) Morning Assembly – Yoga for all – Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. Yoga is one of the six orthodox schools of Hindu philosophical traditions. There is a broad variety of yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The term “yoga” in the Western world often denotes a modern form of Hatha yoga, yoga as exercise, consisting largely of the postures called asanas. Our school has conducted Yoga during mroning assembly. All students and Teachers took part in it.
(ii) Activities on Fitness and Nutrition for Students and Staff – Our school conducted Healthy Tiffin competition on 23 November 2019 for the students of Class Ist to Xth students participated in this competition. The students from various classes presented their Tiffin which contained nutrious food. Parents gave their note worthy Contribution in preparing their Tiffins. The students gave presentation and enumerated the health benefits. The school Principal Mrs. Shalan R Kasare Congratulated the students for their inspired participation and explanation of each component present in their food.
Day 02 (26 November 2019)
(i) Morning Assembly – Free hands exercise for all – Physical exercise is important for maintaining physical fitness and can contribute to maintaining a healthy weight, regulating the digestive system, building and maintaining healthy bone density, muscle strength, and joint mobility, promoting physiological well-being, reducing surgical risks, and strengthening the immune system. With the same purpose our school has taken the initiative to indulge hand free exercise daily in school assembly.
(ii) Mental Fitness Activities (Ex. Debates, Symposium, Lectures by Sports Psychologists) – Mental fitness is just as important as physical fitness, and shouldn’t be neglected. Including mental dexterity exercises into your daily routine can help you reap the benefits of a sharper mind and a healthier body for years to come. Our sports teacher Ms. Reena Kumari delivered a lecture on Importance of Mental Fitness and its key points.
Day 03 (27 November 2019)
(i) Beginning of “Fitness Assessment” of Students through KHELO INDIA App – A fitness assessment is a series of tests that helps your trainer determine your physical fitness level and aids in developing personalized program. The results can identify our strengths and weaknesses in relation to our physical fitness and help in setting attainable fitness goals. With the same purpose the BMI of all students from Class 1st to 10th was calculated by teachers.
(ii) Poster making Competition for all Students on theme “Fit Body – Fit Mind – Fit Environment” – Students expressed their view on the given topic by using pencil, colours and brush on the given topic. The participated in the event with great keenness and shown their creativity in fantastic way.
Day 04 (28 November 2019)
Physical Activities for all Students including Dance, Aerobics, Yoga, Martial Arts, Rope- Skipping, Gardening etc. – Physical exercise is important for maintaining physical fitness and can contribute to maintaining a healthy weight, regulating the digestive system, building and maintaining healthy bone density, muscle strength, and joint mobility, promoting physiological well-being, reducing surgical risks, and strengthening the immune system. With the same purpose our school has taken the initiative Aerobics and Gardening.
Day 05 (29 November 2019)
Fitness/Sports Quiz for all Students – Inter House Quiz Competition was held on 29th November 2019 based on knowledge of sports and fitness.
Day 06 (30 November 2019)
Competition for Students, Staff and Parents in Traditional/Indigenous/Regional Games – Gulli Danda and Gutte competition was held among various classes, parents and teachers with the purpose to promote traditional games.