“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”
The students of NSS IIT Roorkee organised sports competitions for the children of Khanjarpur and Bhangeri village. The event was organised on January 26, 2016 in Subash Chandra Bose Club. Total forty-two students aged between 8-12 years took part in the competition. Before the event the volunteers had gone door to door to tell children about the event. A lot of preparation and planning was done beforehand before organizing the event.
First single lane race was organised for the children. It was followed by marble on spoon race, frog race and three leg race. Both boys and girls actively and enthusiastically participated in the events. Even some parents had come to cheer for their children. The children were so excited that many times they used to start running even before the count to start finished. Those who were not in the race were cheering for their friends. Volunteers as well as children both enjoyed a lot. The event lasted for about two and half hours. After all the races were over, prizes were given to the winners. At the end all the children were given refreshments. Vishal Pundir, a student of class 7th and the winner of the single lane race said that he enjoyed a lot and also that such events should be conducted regularly by NSS.
The aim of NSS IIT Roorkee is all-around development of children. The future of our country is in the hands of these children, Hence besides teaching children, it also holds such events. Events like these teach children importance of sports in life, team-spirit, discipline, sportsmanship and help them in overall development. They also instil competitive spirit and confidence in children. We can be sure of our country's bright future only if the children are both physically and mentally fit.