Buckle Up! ‘Childhood Olympics’ is here


It’s time to go back to the ‘ Virtues’ our childhood represented.

Come October, here’s a golden opportunity to relive your childhood memories that still linger in your heart. What you have to do is just to take part in the ‘Childhood Olympics‘.

Aiming to foster peace and friendship through childhood games which we once played and enjoyed, Sports Management Research Institute ( SMRI) and Ave Stella Maris College, Ramamangalam will organise a series of such games across the country.

The first of its kind, ever in the world, Childhood Olympics will be jointly inaugurated by MLAs K Babu and Anoop Jacob on October 2 at Ave Stella Maris College, Ramamangalam, Ernakulam in Kerala.

“Sports can blur boundaries. When we were children, we just played and frolicked with each other. There was no religion, caste or gender to hinder our spirits and that’s the real spirit of Sports. And we aim to bring back the same gusto to our society which is now torn by all kinds of boundaries,” said Sijin BT, Director, SMRI.

Paul V Mathew, Principal, Ave Stella Maris College said that starting from October 2 which falls on Gandhi Jayanti, various childhood games will be organised in different parts of the country till January 30 which is celebrated as Martyr’s Day. “We expect participation from people belonging to different walks of society. People of any age can take part in these games which consist of childhood games alone. For example, Tic Tac Toe, Pick-up Sticks, Dots and Boxes and the like.”

The finals of the Childhood Olympics will be held in Delhi in January 2022.
The campaign for the same was inaugurated by Anoop Jacob MLA on September 21 on World Peace Day by gifting playthings at Ave Stella Maris College, Ramamangalam.

Sijin said that they want the entire country to join hands with them.
“We want to make this a grand success and we have a dream. If everything goes right, we also want our Prime Minister Narendra Modi and foreign diplomats to take part in the final celebration. It would do a lot to forge our country’s relationship with others if our Prime Minister invites the foreign diplomats by giving them Indian made playthings. When the foreign diplomats participate in the final celebration, it will surely represent the participation of their respective countries too,” he added.

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