Olympic Games Javelin Throw Champion Neeraj Chopra interacted with students from over 75 schools at Sanskardham, Ahmedabad. At this meet, he began an outreach programme that associates India’s ace competitors with younger students.
Neeraj Chopra, who played many games with the students and gave them tips on javelin throw, decided to address them about the significance of a balanced diet (Santulit Aahar), wellness and game. He held them in thrall with his spontaneous reactions to their inquisitive inquiries.
He even mentioned his favourite food that he enjoyed cooking vegetable biryani with curd. It is a wholesome, healthy meal with minerals from the right mix of vegetables and carbohydrates,” he said. “Also, the cooking helps distract the mind from the weariness after a long training session.”
The outreach programme is an initiative of PM Narendra Modi – the effort visualizes all Olympians and Paralympians interfacing with students from 75 schools each in a range of two years to rouse the young people to have ‘Santulit Ahaar’ or a fair eating routine and take on wellness exercises. This drive is as a rule together coordinated by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
“When he hosted us after the Olympics, the Hon’ble Prime Minister shared his vision of a new, healthier and fitter India. I am happy to set the ball rolling in this special initiative of visiting schools and in my own way sharing some knowledge that can help the students and realise the Prime Minister’s dream of India becoming a more sporting nation,” said Neeraj Chopra.
He shared tips on eating right, the right wellness system and furthermore some significant life examples. Prior, Neeraj Chopra was congratulated by the administration of the Sanskardham Educational Society. He applauded the work being finished by the Society and praised the responsibility the commitment in enabling understudies to get ready for what’s to come.
Tarundeep Rai (Archery), Sarthak Bhambhri (Athletics), Sushila Devi (Judo), KC Ganapaty and Varun Thakkar (Sailing) will visit schools in different parts of the country in the coming two months. Among the Paralympians, Avani Lekhara (Para Shooting), Bhavina Patel (Para Table Tennis) and Devendra Jhajharia (Para-Athletics) will lead the way in the drive.