Sat. Feb 24th, 2024

Nakshatra Sports, organized by Bhumi's Communities to involve underprivileged children across 21 community centers in  ChennaiChennai, 07th February, 2024:  Bhumi, India’s largest volunteering organization, revealed the Nakshatra Sports 2024, This one-of-a-kind event, spearheaded by Dr. Prahalathan K K, Co-founder of Bhumi, and Ms. Vaishnavi Srinivasan, Executive Director, of Bhumi, focuses on nurturing sportsmanship, providing exposure to underprivileged children, and creating a platform for holistic development through various sports activities.

Nakshatra Sports, organized by Bhumi’s Ignite Communities team, will involve over 900 underprivileged children across 21 community centers in North Chennai, Central, and South Chennai, encouraging them to explore their talents in various sports.

Supported by Larsen & Turbo, Maveric, DSV, VMWare, Kyro, and ASHA, this event encompasses a wide range of activities, including track events such as 100M, 200M, and 4x100M relay; field events like long jump, shot put, and sack race; indoor games like chess, carrom, and lemon spoon; and team sports such as kabaddi, kho-kho, throwball, and football.

Sharing her thoughts on the event, Ms. Vaishnavi Srinivasan, Executive Director, Bhumi, said, “This initiative is pivotal in providing exposure to children who rarely encounter such opportunities. Nakshatra Sports is a platform for these children to showcase their abilities, fostering self-confidence and challenging prevailing gender stereotypes. Events like Nakshatra hold up Bhumi’s commitment to nurturing not only the intellectual but also the physical and emotional well-being of underprivileged children. It’s heartening to witness the positive impact of sports on their lives.”

Bhumi operates on a volunteer-driven model, with trainers from the community playing a pivotal role. These volunteers, including coaches and sports enthusiasts, not only train the children but also instill values of teamwork, self-discipline, and sportsmanship. Over 100 volunteers contribute to the success of Nakshatra Sports, managing everything from logistics to event operations.

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