‘Encourage children to take part in sports’

Vellore: With dedication, hard work and perseverance, a person can achieve goal not only in sports but also in life, said VIT vice-president Sekar Viswanathan.

Addressing at the valedictory function of the annual summer camp for school children conducted by Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) here Monday, he said youngsters need to play sports daily and follow the instructions given by their coach, so that they can excel in the game they play.

He pointed out that a sound mind in a sound body would help people be mentally and physically healthy fit. It would help them lead a happy life. “It is because of the hard work that several youngsters were able to get sponsorships for their sports and I am sure that all of you will work hard,” he said.

“Several school students have taken part in the summer camp. I urge them to wake up early, exercise and study. Parents should also encourage their children to exercise daily and take part in sports,” Sekar said.

A press release said, earlier in the day, VIT Pro Vice-Chancellor S Narayanan flagged off a mini marathon conducted as part of the valedictory function from Chitoor bus stand to VIT Vellore campus.

The event also saw the participation of director of physical education department, Thyaga Chandan and VIT deputy director Mangaiyarkarasi.

NT Bureau