A well-structured two- day program, enriched with sports activities was organized for students of SCIT batch 2019-21 at the Symbiosis International University Campus on 7th and 8th of November 2019 at Lavale. It was not just a physical drill; it was packaged with an underlining meaning to it.
On day one, the morning started with the hustle and bustle of all the students gathering near buses around 7:30 am and then off to SIU. After reaching there, students were asked to be with their teams which were already allotted to them and the best part was that each team was a mix of sections which made it livelier.
Sports co-ordinators at Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS) had planned seven sports activities with little twists and modifications and made it more intriguing than usual; every team was supposed to play each and every single one of them. The activities included Blanket Volleyball which was fun to play as its name suggests, Foot Cricket, Seven Tiles, Frisbee, etc. which was nostalgic as it brought back childhood memories.
It was not only about sports but also about learning from these sports certain key lessons like team building, teamwork, co-operation, co-ordination, leadership, importance of communication, etc. After taking part vigorously in these rigorous activities; all students were extremely happy when during break time, lime juice was served in the mess. The day culminated with tanned and tired individuals but faces full of satisfaction and fulfilment.
The 2nd day took off with very enthusiastic, laughing faces and a fun-filled warm-up session. Soon, a task sheet was provided to the different teams and they had to complete it . Various fun and exciting activities were included like water-balloon games, finding treasure in the swimming pool, and a selfie with a specific coloured flower, talent showcasing videos and much more.
The event wound up with another activity which saw teams creating a dress using organic waste material and paper in order to dress up their models. This was executed by the teams efficiently. The idea behind the activity was to bring forth the creative side of the team and channelize their coordination while instilling a sense of being eco-friendly at the same time.
A thrilling and exciting experience came to an end with value-adding learnings and a lot of memories. The program aimed to impart the importance of physical fitness and valuable leadership lessons to the students. The co-ordinators as well as the participants ensured that the two-day program turned out to be an amazing experience which will be cherished for a lifetime.