VEDIKE Inter-School Sports Day
On August 1st 2011, Global Citizens for Sustainable Development conducted its first Inter-School Sports day at the VEDIKE campus in rural Bangalore that was attended by about 100 children from surrounding villages.
With the help of students from the WE BUILD 2011 study abroad program, VEDIKE conducted various individual and team sporting events for different age groups. The Children participated in all the events and were later rewarded with certificates of appreciation.
The children were divided into three categories according to their age – Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16. There were separate events for the boys and girls and finally a Relay. Some of the individual events were – 100m dash, 200m and Long Jump. Finally, mixed teams of boys and girls were formed, 4×100m relay was conducted.
The VEDIKE Inter-School Sports Day will become an annual meet for the children of VEDIKE Eco Residential School, schools in the villages that surround the VEDIKE Campus as well as children from schools in the city. Through this meet, Vedike would like to emphasize on the importance of Sports and Education in schools surrounding the campus by means of Scholarships. It is also a way of introducing the children of Bangalore City with those from rural Bangalore therefore creating a much needed bridge between the two.