One Day National Level Training of Trainer (TOT) Programme was conducted today at Sports Authority of India, STC, Mission Vengthlang, Aizawl today for Physical Education Teachers/PTIs of various schools in a state of Mizoram. Approx. 50 PETs/PTIs participated in the training program, which has been conducted under Physical Fitness Program of Khelo India Scheme.

Khelo India scheme has been launched by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS), Govt. of India to create an enabling sports eco system across the country. Under this scheme, Fitness Assessment program envisages to conduct the physical assessment of all the school going children across the country based on the identified fitness assessment (3 parameters for age group 5-8 years and 6 parameters for age group 9-18 years). The PETs/PTIs shall be trained as Master trainers after this training who will function as resource persons for further District level TOT program on similar format to training other PE teachers from various schools. The trained trainers shall conduct the fitness assessment of students in their respective schools. The complete assessment of the students shall be carried out on Khelo India mobile app for fitness assessment. This mobile app has self learning videos to conduct the tests and protocols/procedures for the assessment. This fitness programme will help in building national fitness index in various age groups. This exercise will provide an opportunity to identify the raw potential talent in various in sports disciplines out of the fittest students.

Shri Lianminthang, Dy. Director, SAI welcomed the chief guest Mr James Lalrinchhana, Addl Director Education, Govt. of Mizoram. Mr. James Lalrinchhana emphasized the need of adoption of fit and healthy lifestyle for a happy and successful life. He encouraged all the participants to make this program a great success. The one day training was imparted by Master Trainers Mr.Alokesh Boro from Assam and Mr.Sanatombi from Imphal and Raja Mitra, Regional Manager, Kolkata. The objectives and overview of the program was delivered by Shri Manikant Sharma AD and Project Head of Fitness Program (SAI HQ, New Delhi) in the Khelo India. Mr. Lianminthang, Deputy Director, SAI also insisted on the importance of fitness in life and encouraged all participants to make Khelo India and Fit India Movement a great success.


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