“Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders: NLUO’s Inclusive Sports Initiatives for Women, Children and Adolescents”
The Sports Committee of National Law University Odisha (NLUO) visited Baba Tilkanagar, Cuttack, Odisha on 15th January 2024 and conducted various sports and interactive activities. The said visit was undertaken as part of the KUTUMB initiative of the university that aims at building child-friendly communities that meet children's rights to survival, protection, development, and participation. Through games and other activities, the visit aimed at inculcating team spirit and leadership among communities of the village.
The event witnessed enthusiastic participation of about 60 people including children and women from the community and Anganwadi workers. The event began with an address to the village communities on importance of games and sports in Odia language. This was followed by the various games and sporting events like Marble Race, Bucket Ball, Ludo, Musical Ball and the like which oversaw energetic participation of children, men and women from the village.
The winners were awarded by the Faculty Advisor of the Sports committee, NLUO, Mr Mohd Sikandar. Sports committee members and students of the university – Anirudh, Saroj, Rachit – interacted with the community members of the village especially the children and highlighted the sports competition that NLUO will organize between the four villages. The Sports Committee of NLUO will keep on sensitizing the communities about the importance of games and sports by organizing these events in all the villages leading up to a mega event which will witness, among others, an Inter-village sports competition. A four-month weekend plan has been chalked out and has been communicated to the villagers in this regard. The programme could not have been successful without the active help of the enthusiastic students of NLUO and support of Mr. Durbadala Mantry, Special Officer, Legal Aid, NLUO. Last but not least, the NLUO team is grateful to the community members for coming out in such large numbers and participating actively in all sporting extravaganza.