Silambam is a Indian martial art that originates in southern India, and is an optional part of Isha Vidhya’s sports curriculum. It helps to improve flexibility, agility, and hand-eye coordination.
10 Isha Vidhya students won top prizes - gold medals and certificates at the inter-school Silambam competition conducted by the World Silambam Sports Association on 31st January at Tharuvai grounds in Tuticorin, Tamilnadu, India. About 200 students from 20 students participated in this zonal level event.
It’s heartwarming to note that Isha Vidhya practiced for the event in spite of the Covid-19 situation, by strictly following the Covid-19 protocol.
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Shares Madhuran, who was a student of Isha Vidhya:
“My name is Madhuran. I joined Isha Vidhya in 2nd grade, and completed 12thgrade. I then pursued my college. I joined Chandy Polytechnic College, and completed my Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with 80% marks.
The memories of my school life period are definitely a treasure to cherish for the rest of life. My school continuously played an effective role in honing my life. It is a golden time period of learning. It truly impacted my life. I got self- confidence, motivation, and the will to do the best.
Some campus interviews were conducted by my college, and I was selected by Apollo Tyres company inChennai. Now I work there, and giving my best. I am always thankful to my donors who supported me financially to complete my school studies successfully.”
We are inspired that Isha Vidhya made a difference in Madhuran’s life in educating and enabling him to get a job. Isha Vidhya educates rural children in India, so that they and their families get out of poverty cycles by getting gainful employment to support their families.
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Dhanapushpam, Physical Education Teacher (P.E.T) at Isha Vidhya Nagercoil, has been doing wonders, training winners in individual and team sports over the past five years. In 2019-20, the school won the First prize at the zonal level in 15 individual events, and 8 prizes in team events. The school walked away with 41 prizes at the zonal level in that year!
Dhanapushpam was interested in Sports from her childhood. She was influenced by a relative who was a successful sportsperson. As a student, she participated in a running event at the District level and won the First prize. This was a turning point in her life. She started focusing on a career as aSports Trainer. She completed her B.P. Ed. and M.P. Ed. to become a passionate Physical Education teacher.
At Isha Vidhya, her day starts at 07:30 AM with a regular workout and practice for sports-loving students, followed by training students throughout the day. She does the workout again in the evening with interested students before she calls it a day. Her enthusiasm for training well shines through when she accompanies her students unasked for outstation competitions.
Dhanapushpam is constantly on lookout for students who show interest and enthusiasm in sports, and motivates them to strive for excellence, engaging them with the benefits of good health, and perhaps the opportunity to land a secure Government job if they win at the District, State, or National level.
Dhanapushpam says she feels proud when students from other schools acknowledge Isha Vidhya's Sports excellence at sport meets and when her neighborhood children wish they could study at Isha Vidhya for their sports.
She finds her journey with Isha Vidhya gratifying and a great opportunity for self-development.
Srimeena ran faster than the other 150 participants and won the first prize at the inter-school sports meet in 2018-19. She is inspired to run like her idol P.T. Usha and has dreams of becoming a professional athlete, and participating in sports not just at the national level, but also winning laurels for the country.
She has won prizes in Running, Long Jump, High Jump, and Kho Kho at the school and zonal levels and says that the motivation of her parents, friends, and teachers drives her to do well in studies and sports.
Srimeena, who's studying at Isha Vidhya Dharmapuri in Grade 10, is a class topper, and is now studying hard for her board exams. But sports being her passion, Srimeena worked out regularly during the lockdown to stay in shape for the upcoming tournaments.
Cognizant Outreach partnered with Isha Vidhya to train faculty on Digital Skills. 60 Cognizant Outreach volunteers conducted two virtual training courses for 374 Isha Vidhya faculty members across 10 district in Tamil Nadu, training them on using the Microsoft Office suite, creating digital content, using social media effectively, and staying safe online.
The training included the ‘Digital Mastery’ module to enable them to use smartphones and computers effectively and the ‘Digital Teaching’ module to empower them with tools and techniques to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes during virtual teaching sessions.
This initiative has positively impacted over 8,000 students.
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