DSO tournament schedule is out
Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation's (NMMC) Inter-School District Sports Office (DSO) tournament schedule for under-14, under-17 and under-19 boys and girls has been announced. However, unlike last year wherein venue of the field event was mentioned in the schedule, this year it will be decided on the draw day considering the ground condition. "Every year we fix the venue in advance, but if it is not in good condition due to rain we have to conduct the tournament there itself. Therefore, this year we will decide it two or three days before the event after inspecting the ground condition," NMMC Sports Officer Rewappa Gurav said.
According to the 2003 Government Resolution (GR), NMMC has received district status to part
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Volleyball tournament for all age group will be played from September 17-21 at NMMC Rajiv Gandhi Sports School, sector 3, Belapur. Soon after that, inter-school hockey for boys and girls' under-14, under-17 and under-19 will be played at DAV Public School, Nerul on September 23 to 25. Similarly, table tennis for boys and girl's under-14, under-17 and under-19 will be played on August 23 at Fr Agnel's School, Vashi. "The schedule of entire tournament is published in the booklet which is being distributed to all the school teachers who attented the meeting on Monday. We expect maximum participation from all schools as sports activities helps for overall development of the student," Gurav added.
The year ahead
* Unlike last year wherein venue of the field event was mentioned in the schedule, this year it will be decided on the draw day considering the ground condition
*NMMC has received district status to participate in SGFI tournaments
What are your plans to develop the satellite city’s sports scene?
So far, we had only first meeting. We discussed topics wherein we can improve the sports. Besides, there are various sports and cultural tournaments organized every year from NMMC. Apart from that organizing the routine tournaments will also be increased.”-Narayan Patil, Sports and Cultural Commitee Chairman
“Presently, NMMC is imparting sports training only at city level. It should be given at node level so that all students get equal opportunity. Besides, all the required equipment and infrastructure should be given to children so that they can practice the sport of their interest.” -Shankar Mate, Member
“Organizing the sports events is not enough to promote the sports. We should provide players the best infrastructure and develop playgrounds. Currently, some civic grounds are used for parking the vehicles and stern action should taken on such encroachments.”-Prabhakar Bhoir, Member
“NMMC should act against schools which have encroached upon the civic grounds. Ideally, the school should be using the playground only till 5 pm but some schools don’t allow locals to use the facility at all. Action should also be taken against such encroachments.”-Shubangi Sakpal, Member
“Organizing competition is not enough for promoting sports. Our children should be capable of participating and performing well in various tournaments. This can be possible only if they are given good training, infrastructure and equipment.”-Shobha Patil, Member
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