In a noble initiative, Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra has launched an ambitious outreach program, which aims to connect India’s top athletes with schoolchildren.
On the occasion, he met students from 75 schools and focused on balanced diet, fitness and sport in an interactive session held at Sanskardham School in Ahmedabad.
Neeraj played various sports with the students and gave them advice on the javelin throw. He kept them going with his spontaneous answers to their curious questions, his unmistakable storytelling style making him endearing to his attentive audience.
He elicited applause when, in response to his favorite food, he described how he liked to cook vegetarian biryani, without making it spicy, and eat it with curd. âIt’s a healthy, healthy meal with minerals from the right mix of vegetables and carbohydrates,â he said. “Plus, cooking helps distract the mind from fatigue after a long workout.”
Neeraj also spoke about the Fit India quiz, the biggest sports and fitness quiz. âI was surprised to hear some answers the students gave me and praise their knowledge. They can reach greater heights with the right kind of discipline and dedication, âhe said.
Previously, Neeraj had been congratulated by the leadership of the Sanskardham Educational Society. He praised the work of the company and praised the commitment and dedication to empowering students to prepare for the future.
Tarundeep Rai (archery), Sarthak Bhambhri (athletics), Sushila Devi (judo), KC Ganapaty and Varun Thakkar (sailing) will visit schools in other parts of the country over the next two months. Among the Paralympians, Avani Lekhara (Para Shooting), Bhavina Patel (Para Table Tennis) and Devendra Jhajharia (Para Athletics) will pave the way for the initiative.
(With PTI inputs)