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Make morning sports period compulsory in schools: Vengsarkar

Former Indian cricket captain Dilip Vengsarkar has called for introducing compulsory sports period in the mornings in schools.

Written by Express News Service | Pune |
December 13, 2011 3:10:47 am

Former Indian cricket captain Dilip Vengsarkar has called for introducing compulsory sports period in the mornings in schools. “If India wants to produce champions in sports,the schools have to play a crucial role. There should be compulsory sports periods in schools,” said Vengsarkar.

Vengsarkar,who runs the Varroc Academy at Thergaon in Pimpri-Chinchwad,was speaking as the chief guest at the annual day celebrations of GG International School in Pimpri on Sunday. School advisory panel members Col (retd) Sambhaji Patil,advocate Hitesh Jain,Dr P S Rana,Dr K H Sancheti,Dr Deepak Shikarpur,Dr Rajiv Sharangpani and Sudhir Sinha. Board members of Gyan Ganga Foundation Jaiprakashji Goel,founder-chairman,Atul Goel,vice chairman,Amit Goel,vice chairman,Sonu Gupta, managing trustee,Prof S B Mantri,member and Leena Giri were also present.

Vengsarkar said schools should be treated as a cradle for budding sportspersons. “If each and every school in the country accords due importance to sports,there is no reason why we cannot produce champions,” he said. Vengsarkar lauded the move to introduce compulsory sports period at the GG International School. Vengsarkar also gave away awards to the sports achievers of the school.

Instead of the customary,bouqued,guests of honour were felicitated with potted plants representing the theme of the evening,‘Save our Mother Earth Jee Jaan Se.’

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