“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live in.” – Jim Rohn
Today’s children are the nation builders of tomorrow. In today’s era the children who are fit can handle the day-to-day physical and emotional challenges in a better manner. Ironically it has been observed that in the concurrent time of the digital era, the virtual reality through the smart devices dominates over the physical playfulness.Thereby with the motive to promote the initiative taken by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) following the Fit India Movement, “Fitness Week” was celebrated in Maxfort School, Rohini under the able guidance of respected Principal ma’am Dr. Ratna Chakravarty, with zeal and enthusiasmfor students and teachers from 14 December 2020 to 19 December 2020 to take the students and teachers on the path of fitness and wellness.Now a days, everyone is engaged in front of screens and less physical activity, Maxfort School has taken initiative to aware masses about physical, mental and social health. The students participated in the plethora of activities aimed to promote holistic development and healthy lifestyle.
On December 14,2020 a special assembly was conducted for the students of Grade XI on ‘Fitness’which included prayer, meditative asanas and skit to make people aware about the importance of exercise and various problems and diseases due to hypokinetic lifestyle.On December 15, 2020 A lecture session was conducted for the students of Class XII on ‘Re-strengthening of the mind post pandemic’ where the student of class XII A, Aishvi Gulleria and other students, the facilitators, Ms. Shashi Mishra and Mr. Brij Arora made aware the students about how to strengthen the mind and body after pandemic and how we can re-strengthen it in order to fight against stress and anxiety.
On December 16, 2020 in the series of Fitness Week celebration, Poster making competition was conducted online for the classes I to X on the theme- ‘Hum fit toh India Fit’. Students gave their messages through their poster on the importance of exercise and the ways to maintain fitness.
On December 17,2020 Essay Writing competition was conducted for the classes IX to XII on the topic ‘Fitness beats Pandemic’ in which students expressed their views.
On December 18,2020 online Fitness Quiz was conducted for classes I to XII. Students participated enthusiastically.
On the 19 December 2020, online Zumba Session was conducted for the enthusiastic Maxfortians, parents and teachers in which everyone participated wholeheartedly.
This movement therefore endeavored to alter the behavior from ‘Passive Screen time’ to ‘Active Field time’ and the objective achieved was to develop Sports Quotient among all the students to achieve a healthy lifestyle.