Sports Secretary announces national physical fitness programme

The newly set up Manav Rachna Sports Science Centre in Faridabad will have advanced equipment for resistance training, posture analysis and gait analysis, among others.

Director General of the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Injeti Srinivas (in pic), announced the impending launch of the national physical fitness programme on Monday.   -  K. Murali Kumar

The Secretary of the Union Sports Ministry and the Director General of the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Injeti Srinivas, announced the impending launch of the national physical fitness programme, at the inauguration of the Manav Rachna Sports Science Centre on Monday.

"We will develop norms of physical fitness. There are 23 crore children in the country and every student will get a physical fitness measurement and it will be included in the report card. We have to understand the importance of sports in our day to day life", said Srinivas.

Congratulating the organisers for the Indo-Japanese Conclave in collaboration with Tsukuba University and the setting up of the Sports Science Centre, Srinivas appreciated the positive contribution of the institution towards the development of sports.

The newly set up sports centre will have advanced equipment for resistance training, posture analysis and gait analysis, among others.

"We are committed to help talented athletes optimise their performance through science, performance testing and monitoring, applied research and education’’, said the vice president of the Manav Rachna Educational Institutions, Amit Bhalla.

The Chairman of Tsukuba Institute of Japan, Hisashi Sanada said, "Olympism is more a way of life and by using sports as a vehicle will help bring about a balanced education for the body and mind".