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Department of Sports, MYAS in collaboration with Department of School Education and Literacy, M/o Education started Fit India School Week soon after the inception of Fit India Movement in 2019 with an aim to integrate fitness as an essential part of school education where physical fitness is taught and practiced, apart from homes. Fit India School Week is being considered as a flagship program of Fit India Mission.
Schools have welcomed this concept of celebrating 4 to 6 days of a week dedicated to fitness with the objective to instill the importance of fitness not only in students but also amongst their families, teachers and entire school staff. In 2nd edition from December’2020 to January 2021, a surge was seen in the celebrations of Fit India School Week where more than 4.3 lakh schools have reported the celebrations which was 15,000 in the 1st edition.
As India is celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM), 3 rd edition of Fit India School Week is dedicated to commemoration of AKAM in schools highlighting importance of fitness in today’s time. It is planned to renaissance students in schools after pandemic by providing them pathway to inculcate the habit of fitness in a new and innovative ways. A chart with indicative activities is as follows:
|01||Opening day- Indian Dances celebrating AKAM with integrated fitness|
Importance of fitness- Debates, Symposium, Lectures etc.
Quiz on fitness and sports highlighting Freedom, AKAM, Nutrition etc.
Essay/Poem Writing Competition on theme “My fitness mantra on AKAM”.
Poster making competition on themed on Freedom from sedentary lifestyle.
Events of Indigenous games of India- AKAM with traditional games of India. Session on importance of “Eat Right/ Santulit Aahar”.
Schools’ Social Responsibility (SSR)- Celebrating AKAM with nearby communities by inviting them for one fitness session.
Fitness assessment by teachers and parents on Fit India Mobile App
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Yoga and Meditation Day.
Brain Games to improve concentration/problem solving capacity.
Graffiti events on topics like What is Azadi for you? How important is fitness? etc.
Session on mental health awareness.
Pledge of fitness on the occasion of AKAM to culminate School Week with self- assertion for leading a new fit and healthy life ahead.