It was decided by Senior Management of SEVAI Shanthi Matric.Higher Secondary School to attach more importance school students in Physical Education. The decision was taken in the esteemed presence of Dr. (Mrs).Benjamine Oberoi who worked in France as an educationalist specializing in psychology for 10 years and currently she serves as Vice President of OFI-France and Chief Functionary of CASA Foundation in Bangalore. Dr. (Mrs).Benjamine Oberoi supports 4 or 5 Indian NGOs sparing her time as well as raising funds for these NGOs. SEVAI a Trichy based NGO is one receives her support over three decades in the area of capacity building and accompaniment and financial support through OFI and its partneringDr. (Mrs).Benjamine Oberoi visited this School during the fourth week of Oct, 2918 and had discussions with Physical Education Directors of the school, senior Management of SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School and enlightened to improve the physical education in this school.
Resource agencies. SEVAI
runs schools in rural areas. Around 2000 students are studying in SEVAI Shanthi
Matriculation Higher Secondary School; Pettavaithalai.OFI had sent a French physical
director namely Theo to this school to give input in physical education.Theo Andre viewed that there is a lot of youth potential in India and Indian youth need to be prepared in Sports
systematically so that the younger generation will secure more medals in sports
internationally.He opined that the school is the right place to kindle the interest of the school pupils in Sports and Physical Education Activities.
|Theo , PE Trainer|
|Students earlier show Pyramid game in SSMHSS|
Dr. (Mrs).Benjamine Oberoi said “a Physical education school is essential to the development of motor skills and the enhancement of reflexes. Hand-eye coordination is improved, as well as good body movements, which helps in the development of a healthy body posture. Physical education teaches students the importance of physical health”. She added, “Health is often a state of physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Physical education prepares children to be physically and mentally active, fit and healthy for life in the areas of improved physical fitness, Provides regular, healthful physical activity, Teaches self discipline, Facilitates development of student responsibility for health and fitness, Influence moral development, leadership, cooperate with others, Stress reduction Strengthened peer relationships, improvement of self-confidence and self-esteem, Experience in setting goals and Improved academics.(Mrs).Benjamine Oberoi concluded that the importance of sports and fitness in one’s life is invaluable. Playing sports inculcates team spirit and develops strategic thinking, analytical thinking, leadership skills, goal setting and risk taking. A fit and healthy individual leads to an equally healthy society.”The Senior Management of the SEVAI Shanthi Matric.Higher Secondary School decided to allot one hour more in the evenings after school time is over; the selected and interested school boys with sporting potential can attend special sports coaching by the Physical Director. Mrs.Benjamine Oberoi also visited the SHG Garment production Unit where
the members SEVAI Women Self Help Groups members were working as supported by OFI. Vanitha and Devendran accompanied her for the field visit adjoining to SEVAI Shanthi Matriculation Higher Secondary School.-Kris
|Mrs.Benjamine Oberoi visited Garment projection Unit by SHG|