Activities what we plan and implement today will reflect the world of our children tomorrow. This also means the world we live in is what our parents and forefathers have designed for us. Here we find the good, bad and the ugly. The wars we wage now, peace we enjoy now, religious divisions and also religious inter-dependence are all what we are made to face by our predecessors. This introduction is apt to view and evaluate how Elpitiya Education Zone got its act together at Gamini College Ground- Bentota on 19, 20 and 21st May 2017.
With 25 schools coming in for 3 day residential coaching camp it was no easy task to manage the sporting community of children given the very task of handling school goers who are in to the adolescence. The act however came in to reality with the zonal director Mr Sampath and the coaches and sports teachers including principal of Gamini College performing pivotal role. They all had their field day at Bentota during three consecutive days imparting sports skills which naturally goes with leadership training and accompanied by physical training for healthy living. They did in fact instilled nuances of leader- making concepts in the given field of sports. In a sense they were stylized not in a sense of glitter but in quality of technique and sharing of knowledge; the main goal of the camp however being the training the athletes for their respective events.
What went in to add value to event was the donation made by amiable Managing Director/Chairman of Elasto Group Mr Mangala Gunasekera who made a donation of resistance /therapeutic bands, making a donation of over Rs 75,000/= worth of resistance/therapeutic products for physical training activities in 25 schools.
The products which Elasto Group makes through its subsidiary Textrip [Pvt] Ltd., Resistance/Therapeutic Bands, Toners, Cliffs, Strips and Rings etc are a unique contribution to the sports science and exercise science with their multifaceted user benefits. Development of a person as a ‘wholesome person’ captures the attention in many a fora. But the precept of developing a person via physical development is a pre-requisite and a must is as old as human history. For instance Roman poet Juvenal expressed in a poem ‘ mens sana in corpore sano’ which leads to the premise that ‘ health means existence of both healthy mind and healthy body’. It is seemingly difficult task to achieve a healthy mind without healthy body. This lesson once learnt can take the human being to various level of achievement and happiness.
It’s the vision of the Elasto Group directorate that development of person as ‘wholesome one’ in order to be according to the company theme ‘becoming you’ is what is important to him or her. Every individual whether he or she is a school goer, sporting one, sporting professional, elder, invalid, immobile person due to injuries, and such like will find solace through the use of the Resistance/Therapeutic bands. These easy to use tools bring right solutions to the preferred needs of the individual. As the ideal solution to sedentary life this solution is going to stay for longer time span.
Cardiovascular issues can be avoided by maintaining cardiovascular endurance program. Body needs increase use of oxygen. This can be achieved through aerobics and exercises. Actual fitness is the opportunity to use body movement to uptake more oxygen. Spending extra fat contents in body, finding balance in body and also finding fitness even at early stage of life is the key to leading a qualitative life style. In essence Elasto Group speaks of a ‘Life Style’ which can be achieved at whatever stage of life. Its for you to discover whether its worth probing and whether it is working for you!!!