The Sports Academy of Salaam Bombay Foundation (SBF) recently conducted a mentorship session featuring Indian cricket sensation Ajinkya Rahane. The session was exclusively arranged for the “Fitness Monitors,” a group of young students enrolled in municipal or government-aided schools, who are actively participating in the Academy’s Fitness Program.
These students were handpicked due to their strong dedication to long-term fitness pursuits. The primary aim of the event was to motivate these adolescents to embrace a fitness-oriented lifestyle and to empower them as catalysts for positive change within their communities.
During the interactive session, the students had the valuable opportunity to engage with Mr. Rahane. They gained insights into his personal fitness journey, which played a pivotal role in propelling him to the status of one of India’s most esteemed cricketers. Beyond this, SBF also organized enjoyable fitness activities that amalgamated elements of cricket, physical well-being, and the enhancement of motor skills.
Up to the present time, the Salaam Bombay Sports Academy has provided training to a total of 2,200 students, with around 48% (1,050) being female participants, as part of the “Fitness Program.” Among these students, 100 individuals have been chosen to serve as ‘Fitness Monitors.’ Over the past year, the “Fitizens Program” facilitated the training of over 4,400 community members across different regions of India, guided by our adolescent ‘Fitness Monitors.’