A Tribal School in India, Teaching Kids Life Skills and Importance of Sports

Childhood days are worth living, isn’t it? The time we just got introduced to life experiences, and this is the same time when the main foundation of our mind and health is in process. No doubt, we all still a work in progress.

However, things are different for the children studying at the Riverside Natural School, an initiative started by the Mrida Educational and Welfare Society. The MEWS founder, Priya Nadkarni realized that imparting the vocational skills won’t necessarily develop the confidence in school kids. She knew the way out, and yes, it was to train the kids right from their childhood days.

Priya Nadkarni Riverside School

Priya Nadkarni Changing the Way of Teaching Through Sports!

Priya, along with Digvijay Singh started off the Riverside Natural School; Riverside is for the Narmada River that flows nearby to the school. Both of them currently live and work in the Mohgaon region of the remote tribal region in the district of Mandla, in Madhya Pradesh.

The program was initiated in the year 2016, and now it has a total of more than 150 children out of which 30% of the students are getting a free education while others are paying a subsidized fee amount.

This Riverside Natural School is a totally different concept, and entirely unique from any conventional school. It won’t be a surprising thing if you find a 4th or 5th grader develop a vacuum cleaner, or if you find them writing scratch programming or learning robotics.

The main success of the school came from its special focus on sports, and it’s value on one’s life. This value is instilled from an early age so that kids keep the practice throughout their lifetime.

Soon, the Riverside students were given football training under the guidance of primary coaches. However, later the school realized that the kids needed some more competitive exposure, and also that only regular practice would help the players in the long run. Considering how much sport is important for students, a new team of players called the Riverside League was born.

With the help of the leagues, kids were now able to get the right gears and gaming logistics for better performance and training.

Another significant thing that I found is almost 75 players are taken by girls, out of the 200+ strength. Indeed, in a short span of time, Riverside League has turned the whole gaming and education culture in Madhya Pradesh!

Sports and Nutrition – How much are these two connected with each other?

Looking at the current health scenarios and work culture – skipping meals have become almost common for all. People skip breakfast meals and have brunch instead that falls between the breakfast and lunch time. This later postpones your lunch time, and you may or may not have your dinner.

Which, simply ruins your body clock, and may also affect the internal functioning too.

Fuel up your day, with the perfect blend of Nutrients!

That’s why maintaining a proper meal time and a nutrition check is necessary.

Sports and Nutrition

Now, if you are an athlete, the right nutrition is the main priority. So, what are the things to note here?

1. Things that you may have for charging up your body for exercise

If you got 4-5 hours prior to the exercise then you can have a large meal, whereas for 2-3 hours gap a mini-meal is what I would suggest. You can include fruits, bread, lean meat, cheese, yogurt, granola, cereal with milk, baked potato, etc. On the drink side, you can have water, fresh fruit or any vegetable juice.

2. Post-workout meals and nutrition check

After an intense workout, you may or may not feel hungry. But it is recommended to have a protein-rich, carbohydrate meal just after your workout. Your body has to replace the glycogens in the muscles within the first few hours after the exercise. For better sports and nutrition balance, try to have a small or a large meal filled with carbs and proteins.

4. Fluid or Water Intake during the play or exercise

It’s important to feel energetic and active both before and after the workout. For that, your body needs to be well-hydrated all the time. Also to mention, don’t wait till you feel thirsty as it is the first sign of dehydration. Depending on your weight, the intensity of the workout – people consume different amounts of water.

5. Are energy bars recommended?

Energy bars are one form of carb or protein-rich supplement that you can easily carry around in your bag. They are good and healthy, but there are certain energy bars which are high on sugar level that does nothing good to your body. Check the ingredients, how much healthy are they – before you have it.

That was my take on how we can keep the body nutrients in check during those workout days. Hope you enjoyed reading.

Women’s T20 Asia Cup Updates: Sri Lankan Bowlers made the Win Possible

It was a nerve-wracking game indeed, and both the teams Bangladesh and Sri Lanka gave in their best.

But at the end, it was the Sri Lankan Bowlers that stood out from everyone. Khadija Tul Kubra took 3 wickets of the Sri Lanka players, but that didn’t stop the team from winning the match. Read more for more insight into the match.

Sri Lankan Bowlers made the Win Possible

Disciplined bowling tactics are what led Sri Lanka to win against the strong team like Bangladesh.

Sugandika Kumari

The Women’s T20 Asia Cup started off with Sri Lanka facing Bangladesh that was held at Royal Selangor Club in Kuala Lumper on 3rd June, Sunday.

Sri Lankan bowlers smashed Bangladesh team, and it was an all-out condition at just 63 runs made by the latter team. As the Bangladesh team entered the field to bat, their first wicket fell in the 2nd ball itself. Prabodhani from the Sri Lanka pacer took the wicket of Shamima Sultana and just made them lose hope on winning the match.

Then, Fargana Hoque came to the crease before Rumana Ahmed and Ayasha Rahman made the entry to the field. After 2 wickets of Sri Lanka were down, there was no looking back for Sri Lankan bowlers. They got into an energy, and the wickets started falling at a faster rate.

The previous Bangladesh score of 35/2 was changed to 37/5 in just a few minutes.

Sri Lankan Bowlers who outshone the match were:

  • Sugandika Kumari (3/17)
  • Udeshika Prabodhani (2/6)
  • Oshadi Ranasinghe (2/10), and
  • Inoka Ranaweera (2/15)

These were the players that stood out in the match, and the people who deserved all the credits.

While the Sri Lankan openers Nipuni Hansika and Yasoda Mendis gave a good performance. All was going well until Khadija Tul Kubra from Bangladesh bowled out Mendis at 20!

That were the match statistics, and I hope you had a fun reading. Did you watch the match? Let us know your comments on it, and follow our page for more feed.

Croatia Water Polo is through to the Europa Cup Final to be held at Rijeka

Both the countries Croatia and Serbia were parts of Yugoslavia, but now they are separated and divided by a long 241-km border. The rivalry was clearly up for the Water Pool Football match which was held at Rijeka. The match resulted with Croatia winning the game, and getting into the Europa Cup Final! Keep reading the article, if you want to know the match statistics in detail.

Croatia Water Polo is through to the Europa Cup Final!

The duals were together in the same group for the first, and the match resulted with Croatia beating Serbia with a score of 8:7, during the match conducted at the Kantrida Swimming Pool in Rijeka.

In the first half of the Water Polo Europa Cup Final, Serbia made a nice debut by scoring 3 points and Croatia didn’t score much here. But they woke up in the next half, making an entry of 3 points in the third quarter of the game. Whereas in the last quarter, Croatia kicked up Serbia with a score of 4-2. Thus making the total of 8 points, with Croatia: Serbia score as 8:7!

Water Polo

The best performance was put up by Loren Fatović, who gave in the best for his team Croatia. He was the main reason for Croatia scoring up the 3 points in the lead to Serbia in the third quarter. Whereas, Filip Filipović was the highest scorer player from Serbia’s team.

Now, the final is scheduled for Sunday with Croatia facing off with Spain, whereas Serbia will play the quarter-final with Italy. Both the matches are going to be held on the same day.

After the game, the Serbian camp representatives appreciated the Croatia win, though some of them had certain objections against the Rijeka judges of the match.

On asking about the match, Serbian coach Savić said that everyone present at the ground enjoyed watching the game. Those who don’t know the game also loved watching the boys play. He agreed that in between the Serbia team lost the focus, whilst Croatia kept on making quick goals.

Amidst the game, there were certain security issues that happened during the game. But the quality security arrangements ensured that harmony and discipline are maintained among the supporters. Howling and teasing, making fun of the other team was reported.

A game is all about concentration, planning, and teamwork. It indeed worked for Croatia, and we would like to wish good wishes to both the team for their upcoming matches!


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