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NAGPUR: For the first time in Central India, a National Level Fitness Assessment Workshop was held at Montfort Upper Secondary School.
The workshop for physical education teachers was organized in collaboration with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and the Central Council of Secondary Education (CBSE) COE Pune. To revive the country’s sports culture at the local level, Khelo India, a national program, was introduced by the Indian government’s Ministry of Sports and Youth in 2017.
The competent authority of Khelo India has chosen Surendra Ugale, HOD, sports and games of the Montfort school as master trainer. The CBSE has taken the initiative to implement the Khelo India fitness program in its more than 21,000 schools and 3.5 crore school children across the country.
The one-day workshop attended by 58 of the 65 registered participants consisted of five sessions. Site Director Reverend Bro Shine Alex gave an introductory speech, followed by Khelo India’s national anthem and message from Sports Minister Colonel Rajyawardhan Rathore.
After the introductory session, the participants were briefed on the Khelo India Battery Assessment Tests. These tests were explained to them using videos as well as the Assessment App for Schools and Parents web portal.
Different tests, such as BMI, flamingo balancing, push-ups, the 50m run, to name a few, were explained to them and the participants tried to calculate and download the data. They were taught to download children’s data. Participants were taken to the ground to show them how to record data for the 50m and 600m races. Everything that was explained in the sessions was shown to them physically for a better understanding of the concepts.
The concluding session focused on the importance of a healthy lifestyle. The resource person was Aishwarya Vakil who explained ways to reduce weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
SAI observer Srikant Kumar Nayak was prominently present throughout the workshop.


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