Bhubaneswar, May 15: The 10-day Summer Camp for school children
organised by Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) here to train them in different sport
since May 6 concluded on Wednesday.
Altogether 160 children studying in different schools within a five km radius
of SOA’s Campus-2 joined the camp.
SOA Vice-President Ms. Saswati Da,s who was the chief guest at the
valedictory function, expressed happiness over the organization of the camp for
the last four years saying it had been beneficial for the children.
She also thanked the teachers of different schools and parents for
encouraging the children to participate in the program. “The university is planning
to make the event bigger with participation of more children in future,” she said.
Students studying in Classes V to X participated in the camp where they
were imparted training in games like basketball, volley ball, table tennis, cricket,
kho kho, kabaddi and chess. Chess was added to the list for the first time this
Prof. Jyoti Ranjan Das, SOA’s Dean (Students’ Welfare), said that plans were
afoot to increase the participation in the camp to 500 children in future. “The
whole objective is to strengthen the society by inculcating healthy habits and
discipline in children,” he said.
Ms. Sunita Barma, Sports Officer of the university, welcomed the chief
guest and presented the camp report.

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