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- Last Updated on 07 January 2013
- By Anubhav
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With change comes enthusiasm. Prof Swapan Kumar Karak, who is the new Vice President of the Games and Sports Society, has vowed to improve the condition of games and sports in this institute. The key factor that distinguishes the lifestyles of the jejune folk and the NITians is the facilities provided in our institute. And the institute’s swimming pool stands a testimony to it. Undoubtedly the new VP is determined in making the best out of the better and encouraging participation by the students.
As soon as his tenure as Vice President commenced, he took a 10 day initiative to clean up the pool, to get rid of the algae formation and perform other required maintenance. Presently he states, “The swimming pool is completely hygienic and safe and is the best swimming pool in Rourkela.”
To add another feather to its cap, he gladly informed that a new diving pool is under construction and will be finished by December. That is not all; a new gymnasium is also under construction which will be ready within 3-4 months. All this will certainly boost up the aquatic experience and add a new horizon to it.
He emphasises upon the fact that swimming is not only a hobby or a fun time for the students here. It is definitely the best exercise for the body. After a monotonous and hectic day, 45 minutes of swimming definitely relieves the mental stress. Swimmers develop life skills such as sportsmanship, time-management, self-discipline, goal-setting and an increased sense of self-worth through their participation in the sport.
The present team which controls the swimming pool consists of the Director, the VP and the trainer. Prof Karak quotes, “The Director has always showed keen interest in the swimming pool and keeps on giving healthy advices for the same.” The trainer is always there to teach the students skills of swimming and various swimming styles. At the moment there are five slots for swimming on weekdays. First slot is for unaccompanied children below 12 years, female students and women. Next two slots are for the first year male students and last two for rest.
But everything is in vain if there isn’t enough participation by the students. This can be observed specially amongst the first year students. Prof. S. Karak thus invites healthy participation by students from each year to make full use of the facilities provided. As swimming not only cleanses your body but also cleanses your heart from all stress, boosting up the grades of a frenzied day.