Jalandhar: Departments of Sports and Physical Education at Lovely Professional University (LPU) joined hands to become an exclusive part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s nationwide ‘Fit India Movement’ launching programme. Occasion was National Sports Day celebration at LPU campus to pay tribute to Hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand on his birthday anniversary on 29th August. Hundreds of sports students participated in various fitness oriented activities to encourage all at LPU to accord priority to sports and fitness in their individual life-style.
In fact, PM Modi launched a nation-wide Fit India Movement in New Delhi, where he administered a fitness pledge to the people of the country in a live stream event. PM Modi was also connected live with LPU students along with others throughout the country. PM Modi has advised all that the relationship of success and fitness is interlinked, and common character of all successful people of the world is their focus on fitness.
M P Ed II year student Akash led different activities held at LPU campus in ‘Fit India’ context, including Cross-Country (Men-Women); Slogan writing & poster presentation on sports ethics; Wushu Show; and many more. He shared that I learnt from PM Modi’s Mantra: “If anyone has to bring efficiency in profession, then mental and physical fitness is important. Whether it is Boardroom or Bollywood, whoever is fit touches the sky.”
Dean, Division of Student Welfare at LPU, Dr Sorabh Lakanpal shared important events of Major Dhyan Chand’s life with students. He informed that the legend hockey player used to practise in moon light so he got ‘Chand’ added to his name; his hockey stick was considered to be a magnet for ball; when once he could not score much goals, he made goal post to be measured, and he was found correct; he was offered the rank of Colonel & Citizenship of Germany by famous ruler Hitler, himself, which he refused. Dr Lakhanpal suggested that these incidents inspire to be hard working; smartly active; confidently commanding; and, to be honest and sincere towards motherland. Executive Dean Dr Sanjay Modi, Director Sports Dr Raj Kumar Sharma, HoD Dr Neelam Sharma were also present on the occasion.