Mumbai: Caught between rising child obesity on one hand and the inclination towards cell phone on the other among the school students, Ryan Group of Institutions will hold its Minithon for school children aged below 16 years at Borivali in North Mumbai on Sunday October 21.
This would be the 158th race organized by Ryan Group so far since 1998 and 2nd in the current academic year after Nagpur. It plans to hold 10 more such Minithon at Aurangabad, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Faridabad, Navi Mumbai, Bangalore, Surat, Raipur, Nashik before the academic year ends.
With lifestyle change acting as a deterrent for outdoor games among the current student fraternity, the objective at Ryan Group is to bring the students out of the four walls of the classroom and build the element of team spirit using sports activity as a tool.
“With every passing year, the Minithon has been a huge success and has grown to all corners of the country with over 1 lakh students participating in it. Outdoor activity to develop physical well-being has been integrated into our school program for long now,” said Madam Grace Pinto, Managing Director, Ryan Group of Institutions.
Our students – Chirag Shetty – Commonwealth Gold Medalist, Simran Singhi, an International Badminton Player, Karman Thandi, an International Tennis Player are some of few who have achieved recognition an international level while several others have excelled at the district, state and National level, she added. The Minithon on Sunday will begin from St. Lawrence High School, Eksar Road, Borivali West at 6:45 am and end at the same point with prize distribution ceremony.
The distance for boys under 12 years, under 14 and under 16 years is 2km, 3 km and 4 km while for girls under 12 and those between 14-16 years the distance would be 2 km and 3km respectively. Entry forms for participating in the Minithon have been sent to all schools and chest numbers have been given to registered participants, which are estimated to be above 12,000 students from over 35 schools.