OOTY: Students at the Gurukulam school at Agalar near here were asked to develop strong mental valour to scale new heights in sports.
The school held its annual sports meet entitled 'Ekalavva' that saw students not only showcasing their skills in track and field events, but also in yoga, martial arts and gymnastics.
M.Vivek, a local Badaga chess talent, who has begun to compete on the international stage, said in his address, that the spirit of potential health and sportsmanship will help to face the competitive arena and will boost one's confidence. One has to be balanced both in academics and sports, he added.
Stressing that every student should take to sports to keep themselves physically fit and mentally agile, Vivek said that developing a strong psychology is necessary for sportspersons to perform well. He said that one has to learn how to convert psychological weaknesses to build psychological strengths.
Correspondent of the school, N. Arjunan, said yoga and meditation are being imparted in the school to students so that they develop internal strength....