• City schools giving sports a big push in Ahmedabad
     August 28th, 2012     Kunal     Posted in Education In Gujarat, Events in Gujarat, Gujarat in News

    Olympics 2012 put the spotlight back on sports in India. Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs Ajay Maken pointed out the need for having a sporting culture in the country. Schools in Ahmedabad seem to have taken his words seriously and are promoting traditional sports like cricket, football, chess and swimming, as well as other ones like aerobics, judo, hockey.Swaminarayan Gurukul Vishwavidya Pratishthanam has a sports academy that promotes horse riding, swimming, cricket and basketball among others. “We also make special arrangements for students who had to miss exams due to sports activities,” said Principal Caesar D’Silva.

    At Adani Vidya Mandir that provides education to underprivileged kids, six coaches train students in chess, athletics,basketball and karate.The training in logical thinking helps them with mathematics and statistics, said principal Subhashini Govindan.

    Shreyas School has devised a programme that includes trekking, rope climbing, swimming and cycling. School sports co-ordinator Lalji Patel said, “Camping and survival training help kids become confident and self-reliant.”
    Golf may be the game of the rich but at Shanti Asiatic School its offered to students above 12 years. “We also teach our students to shoot rifles. We invite coaches from outside to prepare our kids for competitions,” said Kaushal Kuchara, co-curricular co-ordinator.