Sports, academics ensure overall growth of children: SD Singh

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 12: The management, staff and students of Nightingale Pre-school, Rehari, Jammu celebrated 14th Annual Sports Day Function titled ‘Halla Bol-A March towards fitness’ at Ved Mandir, here today.
Dr SD Singh Jamwal, IGP Jammu was the chief guest on the occasion, while Monica Gupta, Fitness Model Body Building, IBBF athlete was the guest of honour.
Minister of State for Education, Priya Sethi and BJP State Vice President, Yudhvir Sethi were the special guests on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Singh said that sports alongwith academics ensure overall growth and development of the children.
He said today when ample opportunities are knocking at the doorsteps and schools have come a long way in introducing sports, music, language classes, yoga, aerobics and other such activities, children must not be confined to books only, adding in many cases children after excelling in professional colleges have switched back to streams of their interest and done exceedingly well.
Monica Gupta in her address said that sports play a major role in the lives of children and their physical growth.
Speaking on the occasion, Yudhvir Sethi said Nightingale Pre-school had always laid emphases on involving children in sporting activities, adding this fitness march titled ‘Halla Bol’ is part of that sequence.
Principal of the Institution, Sonia Jain threw light on the importance of sports and games.
Earlier the spring event started with Yoga drill, event races and an event races for parents of UKG.
Later, Priya Sethi and Yudhvir Sethi joined by School Principal presented souvenirs to all the guests. They also presented mementoes to the chief guest and other dignitaries as a token of remembrance.
Prominent among others present on the occasion were Vivek Gupta, SSP Jammu, Dr Vinod Kumar, SP Jammu, DySP Varun Jandyal, Secratery Ved Mandir Suresh Pal Ji and Chanchal Sethi.