The programme, which was held in the Government Model Higher Secondary School, Ramnagar, at Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir witnessed nearly 200 participants from 75 schools.
New Delhi: Ace shooter and Paralympian Singhraj Adhana Tuesday took ‘Meet The Champions’, a unique initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to the students of Jammu & Kashmir on Tuesday, a statement issued by the ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs said Wednesday.
The programme, which was held in the Government Model Higher Secondary School, Ramnagar, at Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir witnessed nearly 200 participants from 75 schools. Inclusion of interesting and quick videos on balanced diet and a quiz session in which the winners were given away prizes made the event exciting for the students.
The Paralympics double-medallist Adhana, who contracted the Covid-19 a few months before Paralympics 2021, stressed on the importance of having a balanced diet to build strong immunity and have a healthy body.
“Having a healthy body and determination makes one win half the battle and that’s what I have learnt since my childhood,” said the 39-year-old shooter from Haryana during the event.
Extolling the initiative of Modi, Adhana said children are the future of any country and such programmes are like a nourishment to shape them better and make them fit. “This is a remarkable event started by Hon’ble PM, which I feel gives the children of India an opportunity to get real-life knowledge on the importance of balanced diet and nutrition. And at the same time, it also gives opportunity to athletes like us to interact with these children and answer their questions related to our journey, nutrition and mentality,” said Adhana.
“I feel really happy to come to this sacred land of Ramnagar and am really touched by the hospitality that the school has given me and enthusiasm shown by the students,” he added.
Apart from the interactions on sports, diet and fitness, the Paralympian also played volleyball with the students. “It was a memorable experience that we got a chance to interact with him and the information, advices given by him will help us not only today but in the long run of life,” said Muskan, a Class XI student of the Government Model Higher Secondary School, Ramnagar.