Badminton ace PV Sindhu launches India’s first Online Physical Educational curriculum ‘Suchitra FitKid’
*The curriculum is designed by Ms Sindhu’s personal trainer Mr Srikanth Varma
Suchitra Academy, launched a scientifically designed comprehensive and first of its kind online Physical Education curriculum in India, the SUCHITRA FITKID, on Thursday at the Suchitra Academy. The unique Online curriculum was formally unveiled by the World Badminton Champion Ms PV Sindhu. Mr Praveen Raju, Chief Mentor; Ms Deepa Kapoor, Principal and Ms Trisha Chakraborty, Vice-Principal, Suchitra Academy; PV Sindhu's personal trainer and the author of the Suchitra FitKid, Mr Srikanth Varma, along with the physical instructors of the school were present on the occasion. Later Ms Sindhu participated in a live session of fitness.
The online fitness program Suchitra FitKid, is designed to address the fitness needs of students from Grade I to XII. The program is integrated into the school curriculum and brings back the fun and fitness elements missing otherwise in the current monotonous online education. The initiative is unique as it blends physical fitness with a built in assessment of specific goals planned at each level. Above all it is compliant with CBSE norms, making it a result oriented and success measured programme.
Ms PV Sindhu speaking at the launch said, a healthy life is everyone’s dream as it is a great source of happiness, it’s a complete state of physical, mental and social wellbeing. The Covid 19 has created a global health crisis in our times and we are facing the greatest challenge ever. The cities are deserted as people stay indoors; education has been impacted the most along with all other aspects of our lives and brought physical activity to a standstill. As we practice social distancing to curb spread of corona virus, continuing to exercise and staying fit is a prime necissity. I was truly excited when I first heard from Mr Pravin Raju about the noble idea of specific fitness curriculum to beat the current restrictions and children doing full body workouts using body weight and easily available items. There wouldn’t have been anyone better to design an apt program than the truly world-class trainers like Mr Srikanth Varma of Suchitra Badminton Academy. The curriculum is a right blend of physical exercises and yoga asanas and children would love it the most. I have been coming to Suchitra Academy for my fitness and training and I owe a lot for my vastly improved fitness in the recent years to Suchitra Academy. Yes, it’s been a second home to me and completely agree it helped in many ways and I am really thankful to Suchitra Academy. Children are being trained to be fit through the Suchitra FitKid program, once the pandemic gets over, I am sure you will also be eager to get back to Suchitra Academy fitness centre. Fitness and physical activity are important to maintain a strong immune system, Doctors says people with strong natural defence system stand a better chance of developing only mild symptoms if they happen to contract the virus and the body’s own defence system can defeat the virus. I congratulate Suchitra Academy for launching this world class fitness program and also happy that the academy wants to extend this curriculum to Government Schools of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to benefit the students of Government Schools, I appreciate them for this noble and kind gesture to these impoverished kids. I want everyone to do regular exercise to stay fit and healthy.