The channel dedicates an entire day to Sports and celebrating Sunday, 5th February as the Fit India Come N' Play Day
February 3, 2012:
To celebrate the Grand Finale of the ‘Marks for Sports’ campaign, NDTV is dedicating an entire day to Sports and celebrating Sunday, 5th February as the Fit India Come N' Play Day, offering a rare opportunity to get playing tips from some of the country’s leading sports personalities, at the NDTV coaching camps. Campaign Ambassador Ranbir Kapoor will be visiting the Delhi camps.
Launched as an initiative in 2011, the ‘NDTV-Nirmal Lifestyle Fit India’ campaign has today become a movement. The NDTV-Nirmal Lifestyle Fit India Movement is the first to create a nationwide fitness movement and in the first year of this campaign, it has created awareness about the importance of fitness in life, and the hope that Sports and Fitness will be included as a compulsory part of the school curriculum with the Marks for Sports Campaign. The campaign is supported by people such as Campaign Ambassador, Ranbir Kapoor, sports legends like Leander Paes, Vijender Singh, Gagan Narang, Baichung Bhutia and Pankaj Advani as well as the Late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, along with various celebrities including Gul Panag, Rahul Bose and Milind Soman.
As part of the Grand Finale celebrations, NDTV is inviting everyone from across the country to join them at the multiple sports camps in various cities, with sports celebrities giving coaching tips in their respective sport, as well as to participate in a cyclathon and marathon events.
The year-long Marks for Sports campaign reached out to policy and decision makers across the country with a series of activities that included special televised debates and discussion programmes with the Campaign Ambassador, televised interactive ground activities with sportspersons and children and a signature drive asking for policy changes with pledges for donations and equipment. Also included was a school connect programme, to motivate and encourage students and their parent to accept Sports as part of the main curriculum. For more details log onto www.ndtv.com/marksforsports
|Activity Hub||Sports Hub Events||Time & Venue|
|New Delhi||Tennis – Leander Paes Boxing : Vijendra Singh Rugby: Rahul Bose & Nasser Hussain Shooting: Jaspal Rana Badminton: Jwala Gutta Football: Sunil Chhetri||Tennis : 1:00pm at Delhi Lawn Tennis Association Football: 11 AM at SRCC Boxing: 12 Noon at SRCC Rugby: 2 PM at SRCC Badminton: 3 PM at SRCC Shooting: 3 PM at Dr Karni Singh Stadium|
|Mumbai||Hockey: Dhanraj Pillai Squash: Ritwick Bhattacharya Fitness Workshop: Deanne Pandey||Hockey: 10 AM at St Andrews College, Bandra Squash: 3 PM at Otters Club Fitness Workshop: 1 PM at Nirmal Lifestyle Mall, Thane|
|Bangalore||Athletics: Ashwini Nachappa Tennis: Rohan Bopara||Athletics: 11 AM at SAI Stadium, Bangalore University Tennis: 4 PM at Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association|
|Rajamundy/ Hyderabad||Cyclathon: Schools in support of the campaign to participate||8 AM at Rajamundri|
|Kolkata||Cricket: Sreesanth Marathon||Cricket: 10 AM at Mainland Sambaran Cricket Academy Marathon: 7 AM from Amity|