‘To make students fit, playgrounds are the key’

(Bangalore Mirror, February 20, 2019)

Over 63 per cent of children have healthy Body Mass Index (BMI) in Bengaluru, as per a recent health survey. Of these, girls fared slightly better with 63 per cent of them having healthy BMI, compared to 59 per cent of boys.

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Only 61% schoolkids in city have healthy BMI: Survey

(The Pioneer, February 20, 2019)

A recent survey by a sports organisation has found that female students attending schools in Delhi have better Body Mass Index (BMI) than boys. Overall, 61 per cent schoolchildren in Delhi have a healthy BMI, revealed the survey.

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59 per cent of children have a healthy BMI in Kochi, says survey

(The New Indian Express, February 14, 2019)

When it comes to being fit, the children living in two major cities of Kerala are behind those in Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Coimbatore.

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Fitness levels of school children are poor across India, says study

(Sakal Times, February 6, 2019)

A latest study has revealed that healthand fitness levels of children are alarming poor across India.

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Fitness levels of school children are poor across India, says study

(Sakal Times, February 6, 2019)

A latest study has revealed that healthand fitness levels of children are alarming poor across India.

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Girls are fitter than boys of same age, finds survey

(The Times of India, February 6, 2019)

Girls have better upper-body and abdominal strength and are generally fitter than boys of the same age says a countrywide study of more than 1.53 lakh school children in 21 states.

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EduSports Joins Hands with KOOH Sports

(Orissa Diary, January 10, 2019)

EduSports, India’s No. 1 sports education organization, has announced today, that it has joined hands with the Mumbai-based sports education and training organization KOOH Sports. The alliance will be effective from January 2019.

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EduSports partners with KOOH Sports

(News Barons, January 10, 2019)

EduSports, India’s No. 1 sports education organization, has announced today, that it has joined hands with the Mumbai-based sports education and training organization KOOH Sports. The alliance will be effective from January 2019.

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800 स्कूलों में 5 लाख बच्चों तक पहुंच चूका है एडुस्पोर्ट्स

(Univarta, December 8, 2018)

खेलों को स्कूल शिक्षा का हिस्सा बनाने के मिशन के साथ एडुस्पोर्ट्स देशभर में 800 स्कूलों में 5 लाख बच्चों तक पहुंच चूका है।

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Sprinting Towards Progress on the Road to School

(CSR Box, December 4, 2018)

Ashok Leyland’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative Road to School Project is not only about school or academics. It aims rather at the holistic development of the child and is based on a careful and well-rounded plan.

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800 स्कूलों में 5 लाख बच्चों तक पहुंच चूका है एडुस्पोर्ट्स

(Univarta, December 8, 2018)

खेलों को स्कूल शिक्षा का हिस्सा बनाने के मिशन के साथ एडुस्पोर्ट्स देशभर में 800 स्कूलों में 5 लाख बच्चों तक पहुंच चूका है।

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Sprinting Towards Progress on the Road to School

(CSR Box, December 4, 2018)

Ashok Leyland’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative Road to School Project is not only about school or academics. It aims rather at the holistic development of the child and is based on a careful and well-rounded plan.

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खेलों को शिक्षा का हिस्सा बनाने में जुटा है एडुस्पोर्ट्स

(Punjab Kesari, December 3, 2018)

खेल सिर्फ प्रतियोगिता का हिस्सा नहीं है, बल्कि बच्चों के सर्वांगीण विकास के लिए खेलो को शिक्षा का अभिन्न अंग बनाना चाहिए। यह कहना है एडुस्पोर्ट्स के संस्थापकों में से एक सौमिल मजमुदार का ।

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India sees a decline in overall health and fitness levels of students, says a Nationwide Survey

(Dailyhunt, 28 January, 2018)

8th Annual Health and Fitness Study by EduSports reveals alarming fitness levels in school children across all age groups

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India sees a decline in overall health and fitness levels of students, says a Nationwide Survey

(India Education Diary, 28 January, 2018)

8th Annual Health and Fitness Study by EduSports reveals alarming fitness levels in school children across all age groups

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Edusports is fast ensuring that sports becomes integral to education in as many schools as possible

(The Hindu, December 28, 2017)

“A recent survey conducted across all Government schools indicated that attendance has gone up significantly in schools which had sports in their curriculum,” says Saumil Majumdar, co-founder and CEO of Edusports, that works with schools to implement physical activity and sports

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This Bengaluru firm is empowering school kids across India through physical education

(The news minute, November 10, 2017)

Today, India has the second highest number of obese children in the world, second only to China.

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Global football camp for children launched

(PTI News, July 28 2017)

Campus Experience', a global football camp that provides an international platform for children in the age group of nine to 17 years, has been launched at the Real Madrid campus in Spain.

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खेलोगे कूदोगे तो हो जाओगे फिट

(Navbharat Times, February 9, 2017)

फास्ट फूड खाने और फिजिकल एक्टिविटी न करने के चलते चलते गुड़गांव के बच्चों में फिटनेस की कमी होती जा रही है। एजुस्पोर्ट्स के 7वें वार्षिक स्कूल हेल्थ एंड फिटनेस स्टडी में इस बात का खुलासा हुआ है। स्टडी के अनुसार, सिटी के स्कूल के बच्चों की फिटनेस और बॉडी मास इंडेक्स (बीएमआई) मानक के अनुसार कम हो गई है। रिपोर्ट के मुताबकि, यहां 43 प्रतिशत बच्चों की बीएमआई कम है।

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स्कूली बच्चों में घट रहा है फिटनेस का स्तर, लड़को के मुताबिक लड़किया ज़्यादा स्वस्थ

(Punjab Kesari, February 8, 2017)

स्कूली बच्चों में फिटनेस और बी.एम.आई. स्तर काम होना चिंता का विषय बना हुआ है। एजुस्पोर्ट्स के सातवें वार्षिक स्कूल हेल्थ एंड फिटनेस स्टडी-2016 में सामने आया है किहर तीसरे बच्चें का बी.एम.आई. इन दिनों अस्वस्थ है लेकिन जिन स्कूलों में फिजिकल एजुकेशन के तीन से अधिक सत्र संचालित होते है, वे बच्चें ज़्यादा सेहतमंद है।

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Battling child obesity

(Asian Age, February 3, 2017)

Just when we thought that Hyderabadis were becoming increasingly fitness conscious, an appalling statistic has now surfaced. The 7th Annual Health and Fitness Study conducted by EduSports has revealed that Hyderabad has the most number of obese boys in the country between the ages seven and 17, at a whopping 36.16 per cent.

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School kids come short in fitness levels

(The Hindu, January 28, 2017)

The seventh annual health and fitness study by EduSports, a physical education and school sports enterprise, conducted from September to November 2016 across 86 cities revealed that one in three children did not have a healthy body mass index (BMI), cannot sprint at the level required for their age and lack adequate upper body strength.

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School children in India need proper physical education

(India Today, January 26, 2017)

The study reveals that students who are provided with more than three physical education (PE) sessions in a week are more active and has better BMI.

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School children need over three physical education classes a week, says study

(The Indian Express, January 25, 2017)

According to the study, schools with sustainable, structured sports and physical education sessions have students with better BMIs.

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One in every three school children fail BMI test: study

(DNA, January 24, 2017)

Every third child in India has an unhealthy BMI and only those schools that have more than three sessions of physical education have fitter children, a study has revealed.

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Bengaluru kids healthier than peers across country

(Deccan Chronicle, January 24, 2017)

Research also showed that active children have greater attention spans and perform better academically.

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Health, fitness levels of schoolchildren far from satisfactory, says survey

(Deccan Herald, January 24, 2017)

Every third school-going child in India has an unhealthy body mass index (BMI). Only schools with more than three sessions of physical education have fitter children. Girls are better than boys in this area.

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One out of three kids does not have a healthy body mass index

(The Times of India, January 24, 2017)

Almost one out of three school-going children in the country does not have a healthy body mass index (BMI).

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'Health and fitness levels of school children is dropping'

(Business Standard, January 23, 2017)

The fitness and body mass index (BMI) levels of school children in India -- regardless of age, gender, region or city -- continued to be far from satisfactory, according to the 7th Annual School Health and Fitness Study 2016 by EduSports.

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Physical activity in Indian children and youth: Here's where we stand globally

(India Today, December 29, 2016)

The Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance organized the concurrent preparation of Report Cards on the physical activity of children and youth in 38 countries from 6 continents (representing 60 per cent of the world's population).

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Integration programme

(Daily Pioneer, Decemebr 12, 2016)

The Universal Business School, India’s first Green Business School focusing on the comprehensive development of management students, has introduced Miles, an integrated multi-sports programme developed by EduSports. The programme is led and executed by students themselves.

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Being active is not just a choice, but a way of life

(The Statesman, December 15, 2016)

A healthy mind lives in a healthy body. We all wish to do best in our lives and to excel it is important to be physically fit. A physically fit person will always have an edge over others. The everyday struggles of life become harder when a person is unhealthy.

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'Teachers' Day Out' at Times-NIE Teachers' Meet-2016

(Times of India, December 12, 2016)

The Times-NIE Teachers’ Meet-2016 held on November 29 gave teachers unique opportunity to showcase their latent talent. The event sponsor was EduSports which deals in holistic education through sports.

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EduSports introduces high quality after-school hockey coaching across India

(The Times of India, December 5, 2016)

EduSports (SportzVillage Enterprise), India's No 1 school sports organization, has announced its partnership with the One Million Hockey Legs to offer high quality after-school coaching for hockey across India.

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Bopanna tennis academy to coach school kids

(Business Standard, November 22, 2016)

Leading sports enterprise EduSports on Tuesday tied up with the tennis academy of professional player Rohan Bopanna to coach school students across the country.

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Being active is not just a choice, but a way of life

(The Statesman, November 18, 2016)

A healthy mind lives in a healthy body. We all wish to do best in our lives and to excel it is important to be physically fit. A physically fit person will always have an edge over others. The everyday struggles of life become harder when a person is unhealthy.

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'Goal to create happy adults'

(The Pioneer, November 9, 2016)

Parminder Gill tells ANCHAl SHARMA that it is important for every student to have sports education for overall development and to pave way for a successful career ahead

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EduSports Launches MILES, An Integrated Sports Program For Adolescents & Youth Student Populations

(BW Disrupt, November 7, 2016)

EduSports has been instrumental in making a fundamental change to the education system by getting schools to adopt a curriculum-based, age-appropriate and structured Physical Education (PE) and sports program.

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EduSports launches multi-sport leadership development programme MILES

(ET tech, November 7, 2016)

Sports education organisation EduSports has launched an integrated sports education platform 'MILES' for adolescent and young students.

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Schools team up with startups to drive home fitness mantra

(Health World, November 5, 2016)

Besides offering tailor-made sports curriculums/curricula across grades, the company conducts badminton tournaments and various campaigns to raise awareness.

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Meet The Winners Of The CSR Journal SWAG Awards 2016

(The CSR Journal, October 21, 2016)

The CSR Journal celebrated its anniversary on 8th July, and organised its first SWAG (Social Welfare & Growth) Awards to felicitate initiatives in the social space. On the occasion, participants were assessed and honoured by an independent jury that included Rohit Misra, CEO, Starkey, Shrikant Sinha, CEO, NASSCOMM Foundation, Vivek Talwar, Chief Sustainability Officer, TATA Power and Naghma Mulla, COO, Edelgive Foundation among others.

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Meet The Winners Of The CSR Journal SWAG Awards 2016

(The CSR Journal, October 21, 2016)

The CSR Journal celebrated its anniversary on 8th July, and organised its first SWAG (Social Welfare & Growth) Awards to felicitate initiatives in the social space. On the occasion, participants were assessed and honoured by an independent jury that included Rohit Misra, CEO, Starkey, Shrikant Sinha, CEO, NASSCOMM Foundation, Vivek Talwar, Chief Sustainability Officer, TATA Power and Naghma Mulla, COO, Edelgive Foundation among others.

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How Sports Educators Like Edusports Can Boost The Education Sector

(Franchise India Education, October 18, 2016)

Sport is regarded as one of the largest industries globally in terms of employment and revenue. The Business of Sports is a multi-billion dollar global industry propelled by enormous consumer demand. In 2010, the Indian sports market had a value of about $1,489 million. Sport is going to be the next big industry in India. In developed countries, sports contribute around 2 to 4 percentage of total employment.

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स्पोर्ट्स को करियर चुने।

(Amar Ujala, October 4, 2016)

आई आई टी और आई आई एम से पास आउट सौमिल मजमुदार ज्योति मजमुदार ने 2009 में एडुस्पोर्ट्स नाम से स्टार्ट अप शुरू किया और इनके अभूतपूर्व काम के लिए न सिर्फ अलग-अलग पुरुस्कारों से नवाजा गया, बल्कि अब देश की कई सारी सरकारें भी एडुस्पोर्ट्स के साथ काम करने के लिए आगे आ रही है।

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Parminder Gill, EduSports

(India School News, September 15, 2016)

It has been always a concern for parents that their wards lack physical activity or sports. EduSports is making a huge change in the scenario with its initiatives to bring a strong structure to sports education in India. It helps on creating “physically educated children” with all modern amenities. Mr. Parminder Gill is the co-founder and head of Business for EduSports and he shares some vital points with regard to sports in India.

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4 Things YOU Can Do for Indian Sport

(Entrepreneur India, August 29, 2016)

As a sports lover, is there anything you can actually do about the questions around India's Olympic performance? Why don't we win more medals? Why do some athletes perform lower than their national best? Why do athletes take selfies?

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SportzVillage plans market action with ThrowMotion

(ET Tech, August 16, 2016)

Sports and fitness education venture SportzVillage has tied up with California-based ThrowMotion, a producer of web-connected table games, as strategic sales and marketing partner.

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The 'new' sports headline and its negative impact on children

(India Today, August 16, 2016)

Match fixing. Corruption. Doping. Some more corruption. --These are what constitute sports headlines nowadays. Clearly, things have changed now. But as a parent, why should you care?

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Sporting Promoter

(Afternoon DC, August 8, 2016)

Saumil Majmudar is the Co-founder, CEO and MD of EduSports - India's first and largest school sports enterprise. EduSports is India’s No.1 School Sports Organization with a vision of helping millions of children all over the world become healthier and fitter. EduSports currently works with over 550 schools spread across 250+ locations in 4 countries, and engages over 450,000 children in an inclusive and positive sporting experience.

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5 reasons girls should play sports

(India Today, August 2, 2016)

The more fundamental question to ask is probably, why aren't girls playing sports? But that's another story. Here are 5 reasons girls should play sports:

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Building a sports career: Off-the-field opportunities, sports scholarships and role of parents

(India Today, July 25, 2016)

In India, the domain of sports is largely unexplored by many. A plethora of opportunities go untapped as a result of a mindset which say that all students must pursue a professional degree and then move onto finding a job in the "usual" fields of engineering, medicine, software etc.

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Importance of balancing sports and academics: Difficult but doable

(India Today, July 19, 2016)

Giving physical education and sports the requisite weightage in the school curriculum is not an easy task and the stakeholders (school principals, parents etc.) take time to accept sports at par with academics for their children.

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EduSports - Indian School Sports Enterprise Helps Millions of Children All Over the World Become Healthier and Fitter

(BW Disrupt, June 23, 2016)

Recent developments in the Indian education sector have paved way to the emergence and growth of many innovative business models. With the sector providing a USD 40 billion opportunity the growth potential for players in this sector are immense. Riding on the resilience of this trend, social businesses like EduSports, which are dealing with school sports and Physical Education (PE) curriculum, have grown leaps and bounds in a short span of time.

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Raising sporty girls

(Deccan Herald, June 11, 2016)

Iffat Ara Parveen shouted at her fellow male team member to kick the soccer ball high and far, and headed the ball just outside the goal line to score a goal.

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Let kids play outdoors

(The Times of India, June 7, 2016)

The fifth edition of sports education company EduSports’ annual school health and fitness survey, released in 2014, found 40% children in India suffer from multiple lifestyle diseases as they did not have a healthy body mass index and required endurance levels.

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How does participation in sports improve focus?

(The Hindu, June 7, 2016)

Be it scoring a goal, netting a basketball or hitting a shuttlecock, sporting activities require focus which, in turn, helps boost academic performance

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I'd turn vacant plots into playgrounds: Edusports co-founder Saumil Majumdar

(Economic Times, May 20, 2016)

Majumdar has a tete-e-tete where he explains why he is in love with the garden city.

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"Life always gives you second and sometimes a third, and even a fourth chance! Which means, whenever you feel that you have missed the bus, another one comes in shortly and surely, as long as you hang around long enough."

(Yousuccess, April 5, 2016)

Parminder Gill has had a long career in sales, marketing and entrepreneurship. He has worked extensively in the IT and education sector. Due to his entrepreneurial spirit, Parminder started two ventures belonging to IT and Education.

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Schools are becoming the new playgrounds for startups in India

(The Times of India, April 3, 2016)

A former badminton player who represented Maharashtra, Saumil Majmudar had all but forgotten about sports during the decade he spent working for technology companies. Then, he heard one of his friends complaining about the lack of playgrounds for his six-year-old.

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FLYING START - I saw success after burning `70 lakh in six years

(The Times of India, March 15, 2016)

It took six years, eight piv ots and burning Rs 70 lakh in cash for Saumil Majumdar to finally develop a solution that people were ready to buy . “Sometimes strategy is a function of cash,“ says Majumdar, founder and the CEO of EduSports.

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Rio Olympics: How a bunch of entrepreneurs are trying to improve India's abysmal record in sports

(The Economic Times, February 2, 2016)

Ninety of the first 100 schools Saumil Majmudar approached to hawk a customised exercise and physical education programme showed him the door. The serial entrepreneur and founder of EduSports, a Bengaluru-based venture, has spent the last five to six years hardselling physical education (PE) programmes to schools, which have traditionally viewed physical fitness and sport as an also ran to academic excellence.

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Rio Olympics: How a bunch of entrepreneurs are trying to improve India's abysmal record in sports

(The Economic Times, February 2, 2016)

Ninety of the first 100 schools Saumil Majmudar approached to hawk a customised exercise and physical education programme showed him the door. The serial entrepreneur and founder of EduSports, a Bengaluru-based venture, has spent the last five to six years hardselling physical education (PE) programmes to schools, which have traditionally viewed physical fitness and sport as an also ran to academic excellence.

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Girl students fitter than boys finds survey, but school children's health at abysmal levels

(Firstpost, December 31, 2015)

School going girl children were found to be fitter than boys in a survey conducted across the country. However, the physical fitness standards of school children across genders were found to be alarmingly low.

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'EduSports aims to reach 1,000 schools by 2017-18'

(Entrepreneur India, December 28, 2015)

Edusports, India's first and leading school sports company is working with the objective to enhance the quality of life of the youth by imparting useful skills of sports across the country. In an interaction with Entrepreneur Media, Saumil Majmudar, MD & Co-founder, EduSports, tells us about the current scenario of sports education in India and challenges facing the sector

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Edusports is fast ensuring that sports becomes integral to education in as many schools as possible

(28-12-17)
“A recent survey conducted across all Government schools indicated that attendance has gone up significantly in schools which had sports in their curriculum,” says Saumil Majumdar, co-founder and CEO of Edusports, that works with schools to implement physical activity and sports Read more

This Bengaluru firm is empowering school kids across India through physical education

(10-11-2017)
Today, India has the second highest number of obese children in the world, second only to China. Read more

Results From India’s 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

Physical inactivity in children and youth in India is a major public health problem Read more

The 2016 India Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

Physical activity’s benefits have been well established and regular moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, ... Read more

Global football camp ‘Campus Experience’ for children launched

(28-07-2017)
Campus Experience will be held from June 19 to September 9 in Madrid. It will include four modules for participation -- football campus, football technique, goalkeeping and goalkeeping technique. Read more

Global football camp for children launched

Campus Experience', a global football camp that provides an international platform for children in the age group of nine to 17 years, has been launched at the Real Madrid campus in Spain. Read more

Sports integration

(12-04-2017)
The Universal Business School (UBS) has partnered with Edusports to introduce MIlES programme in its campus. Read more

NEW CRICKET GAME IN MCC MUSEUM

(14-03-2017)
Visitors to the MCC Museum can now play their own mini T20 match on a new web-connected cricket table game which forms part of the ‘Century of Cricket Games’ exhibition. Read more

Physical activity in Indian children and youth: Here's where we stand globally

(29-12-2016)
The Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance organized the concurrent preparation of Report Cards on the physical activity of children and youth in 38 countries from 6 continents (representing 60 per cent of the world's population). Read more

Integration programme

(21-12-2016)
The Universal Business School, India’s first Green Business School focusing on the comprehensive development of management students, has introduced Miles, an integrated multi-sports programme developed by EduSports. The programme is led and executed by students themselves. Read more

Being active is not just a choice, but a way of life

(15-12-2016)
A healthy mind lives in a healthy body. We all wish to do best in our lives and to excel it is important to be physically fit. A physically fit person will always have an edge over others. The everyday struggles of life become harder when a person is unhealthy. Read more

'Teachers' Day Out' at Times-NIE Teachers' Meet-2016

(15-12-2016)
The Times-NIE Teachers’ Meet-2016 held on November 29 gave teachers unique opportunity to showcase their latent talent. The event sponsor was EduSports which deals in holistic education through sports. Read more

EduSports partners with One Million Hockey Legs

(06-12-2016)
EduSports (SportzVillage Enterprise), India's No 1 school sports organization, has announced its partnership with the One Million Hockey Legs. Read more

EduSports introduces high quality after-school hockey coachi ..

(05-12-2016)
One Million Hockey Legs will support EduSports in designing .. Read more

Sport by rote: Chennai students merely bricks in book walls

(14-11-2016)
The mean grade point average (GPA) for each group and subgroup was computed and compared by group, subgroup, and sex. There were 6 categoies of sports participation, rangingfiom no sports to 5 sports. As interscholastic sports participation increased, GPAs improved. Read more

Goal to create happy adults

(09-11-2016)
Parminder Gill tells ANCHAl SHARMA that it is important for every student to have sports education for overall development and to pave way for a successful career ahead Read more

Schools team up with startups to drive home fitness mantra

(05-11-2016)
Besides offering tailor-made sports curriculums/curricula across grades, the company conducts badminton tournaments and various campaigns to raise awareness. Read more

https://hiindia.com/bopanna-tennis-academy-to-coach-school-kids/

Leading sports enterprise EduSports on Tuesday tied up with the tennis academy of professional player Rohan Bopanna to coach school students across the country. Read more

Bopanna tennis academy to coach school kids

Bengaluru, Nov 22: Leading sports enterprise EduSports on Tuesday tied up with the tennis academy of professional player Rohan Bopanna to coach school students across the country. Read more

Inspired by PM Narendra Modi's demonetisation, Rohan Bopanna aims for 'big things'

Bopanna told reporters after announcement of EduSports and Rohan Bopanna Tennis Academy tieup here. Read more

Bopanna tennis academy to coach school kids

Bengaluru, Nov 22 (IANS) Leading sports enterprise EduSports on Tuesday tied up with the tennis academy of professional player Rohan Bopanna to coach school students across the country. Read more

Bopanna tennis academy to coach school kids

We will offer coaching in schools across the country with a structured curriculum to boys and girls of seven years age and above under the EduSports programme," said Bopanna on the occasion. Read more

खेल गतिविधिया गायब, कमजोर हो रहे है स्कूली बच्चे।

(Rajasthan Patrika, December 6, 2015)

आज की कान्वेंट शिक्षा में बच्चो के सर्वांगीण विकास को गौण कर सिर्फ पढाई पर ध्यान केंद्रित किये जाने के दुष्परिणाम सामने आने लगे है। स्कूल व् शारीरिक शिक्षा के क्षेत्र में काम कर रही कंपनी एडु स्पोर्ट्स की ओर से किये गए सर्वे में यह सच सामने आया है।

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Urbanisation breeding weaker kids

(Bangalore Mirro, December 1, 2015)

Unavailability of open spaces to play, too much stress on academics and badly maintained playgrounds in the city, are starting to show in kids’ health report cards.

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‘Delhi kids becoming an unfit lot’

(The Hindu, November 29, 2015)

A survey has revealed that lack of appropriate playtime is leaving school-going children unfit. Two out of five school-going children in the National Capital Region have an unhealthy Body Mass Index (BMI), says a survey conducted by EduSports.

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गड़बड़ है हर 5 से 2 बच्चों का बीएमआई : स्टडी

(Navbharat Times, November 26, 2015)

खेलकूद के अभाव में छोटे बच्चे मोटापे का शिकार हो रहे हैं, उनका बॉडी मास इंडेक्स गड़बड़ा रहा है। एक सर्वे के मुताबिक, स्कूल जाने वाले हर पांच में से दो बच्चों का बीएमआई गड़बड़ है।

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'2 out of 5 Indian kids don't have healthy body mass index'

(Zee News, November 26, 2015)

A new survey has revealed that two out of five schoolgoing kids in India have unhealthy body mass index (BMI), increasing the risk for serious health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

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2 out of 5 kids have unhealthy body mass index, says study

(Times of India, November 26, 2015)

Routine in Indian schools lacks adequate play time and fitness regime for students. A survey by EduSports has found that two out of five schoolgoing kids don’t have a healthy body mass index (BMI) and 50% of our children lack adequate lower body strength.

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From a marketing executive at Wipro to becoming a serial entrepreneur, story of EduSports' Saumil Majmudar

(YourStory, October 12, 2015)

Having spent almost three years as a marketing executive at Wipro, Saumil Majmudar stepped into the world of entrepreneurship in the year 1998 with Learn@Home, which was a personalized computer training business. Three years later, he founded another venture called QSupport in June 1999.

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A startup to help India’s young minds

(Business Insider, October 10, 2015)

Launched in 2009, India’s first school sports and PE Company EduSports is going strong. The company recently raised R.s 65 Crores from Gaja Capital. This startup looks to bring about a change in the way sports or physical education is perceived – that it is not meant only for competitive children playing for trophies but to be inclusive, and improve the child’s general fitness levels.

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Interview with EduSports founder, Saumil Majumdar: "Our main aim is to get children to play"

(Sportskeed, September 9, 2015)

If we look back to our school days, the entire focus of the school and parents was to make us study more and more with a disregard for any kind of physical activities. The games period or the P.T though was a relief, but the lack of structure and focus in the physical activities made that period boring and a pure waste of time.

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School children lagging in health, fitness parameters: EduSports study

(Times of India, November 28, 2014)

The current generation of school children in India, regardless of age group or gender, look to be heading towards an unhealthy future with health and fitness levels lagging, reveals EduSports' 5th Annual School Health and Fitness Study 2014.

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EduSports – Providing holistic education to children though the magic of sports !

(Techstory, September 21, 2014)

Remember your childhood days ? Going to school, coming home and then going out to play at the nearest playground used to be our daily routine when we were growing up. ‘Outdoor play’ formed a significant part of our formative years and helped us remain fit, interact with children our own age, taught us sharing, caring, the spirit of games and the list of benefits goes on ! However, with urban and semi urban planning these days, play spaces for our children are reducing dramatically. The availability of addictive television shows and computer games and the unavailability of playground is posing a serious threat to the health and fitness of children today.

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EduSports: where child’s play is a serious business

(The Hindu Business Line, March 10, 2014)

What makes a person armed with degrees to die for, especially from IIT and IIM, train schoolchildren in sports? “If you are well educated, you create a safety net for yourself. So, why not use it to make a bigger leap,” say Saumil Majmudar, co-founder and CEO, EduSports.

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Initiative to change the landscape of Physical Education in India

(Digital Learning, March 03, 2014)

Saumil Majmudar, Co-founder and CEO, EduSports has been extensively working on improving the Physical Education and Sports scenario in the present education system in the country. He believes that sports education is an integral part of every child’s holistic development and upbringing. He shares his vision for EduSports and Sports education in India

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EDUSPORTS CONFERRED THE ‘BEST START-UP IN SPORTS’ AWARD BY FICCI AT THE INDIA SPORTS AWARDS

(Tech Aloo, February 22, 2014)

India’s leading school sports enterprise was felicitated as the ‘Best Start-up in Sports’ by FICCI at the ‘India Sports Awards’ held at a glittering ceremony in New Delhi.

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If you believe in your idea with sheer bull headedness, it will go lucky – Saumil Majmudar, EduSports

(The Tech Panda, December 26, 2013)

Saumil Majmudar ‘s friend casually remarked that his 6 year old son was not engaging in enough physical activity, was getting hooked to TV & computers. He also observed that there were hardly any healthy, social avenues for his son to mingle with children outside of the school. Clearly, parents wanted children to play and stay fit and healthy but there were not enough opportunities for children to have a fun experience around sports. EduSports was founded in 2009 with a vision to ‘Make Sports an Integral Part of every Child’s Education and Upbringing’.

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38% kids in Maharashtra unfit, finds study

(DNA India, December 3, 2013)

Fitness level of children in the country is alarmingly low, irrespective of age group, gender and region or city type, revealed a nationwide survey. The 2013 EduSports Annual School Health and Fitness survey studied 77,669 children aged between seven and 17 years in 68 cities and 17 states. The results pointed to unhealthy Body Mass Index (BMI) scores and lack of fitness among the survey’s participants.

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Fitness of children worrisome: EduSports study

(The Hindu, November 28, 2013)

The study found unhealthy BMI scores and an ‘alarming’ lack of fitness in 7-17 year olds. The body mass index (BMI) and fitness levels of children in India, in the age group of 7–17 years, are far from satisfactory, a nationwide study has found.

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EduSports to tap 1,000 schools in the next four years

(Times of India, October 3, 2013)

School sports enterprise EduSports will expand its reach from about 330 schools to around 1,000 schools in the next four years, said a top official of the company.

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EduSports - the way forward

(The Hindu, September 12, 2013)

In the days when playgrounds are virtually disappearing and in a situation where students find it difficult to take out time for physical fitness, the school-centric model of physical education is the way out, says Saumil Majmudar, co-founder & MD of EduSports.

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EduSports comes up with 'do it on your own' model

(Business Standard, September 11, 2013)

Bengaluru-based provider of sports curriculum and training company EduSports has come up with a 'do it on your own' model to help schools teach students the fundamentals of sports education.

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School sports gets a professional touch

(Livemint, March 10, 2013)

Twelve-year-old Riyan Aggarwal, a student of Vasal Education Society-run Ivy World School in Jalandhar, looks forward to his daily soccer practice in school.

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School sports gets a professional touch

(Livemint, March 10, 2013)

Twelve-year-old Riyan Aggarwal, a student of Vasal Education Society-run Ivy World School in Jalandhar, looks forward to his daily soccer practice in school.

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5 Startups To Watch

(Forbes India, December 26, 2012)

Saumil Majumdar has a history of creating businesses much before the market for them has evolved. For a while it looked as though the same was the case with EduSports, his idea of providing outsourced recreational activities to schools and parents.

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Bangalore leads the way with school sports startups

(Bengaluru Citizen matters, December 11, 2012)

In order to develop sports activities in Bengaluru and around the country, more and more sports management companies are engaging directly with schools.

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One in 4 school kids in metros obese: Survey

(Time of India, November 12, 2012)

One in four school children in Indian metros is overweight, so is one in six in non-metro cities. Around 20% of children show signs of obesity.

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Indian moms are awkward around fat kids

(Time of India, April 29, 2012)

After Internet users unleashed a venomous attack against a US-based fashion magazine staffer, who wrote about the diet she put her 7-year-old daughter on, Anuradha Varma finds out how comfortable Indian mothers are when handling overweight kids.

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Beyond the classroom

(Livemint, December 16, 2011)

The performance of a student is governed by factors such as parents’ cooperation and teachers’ educational background, too. As the world changes, learning from books alone may not be sufficient to build a career or for a creative pursuit in the course of one’s life.

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EduSports expects to add 80 schools

(Business Standard, July 4, 2011)

Bangalore-based EduSports Pvt Ltd, which provides sports curriculum and training to schools on an oursourcing model, expects to sign up 75-80 new schools this year, including 15 from Andhra Pradesh. It now runs the sports programme in 150 schools, including nearly 20 in the state.

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SV Edusports: The school that educates kids to play

(Economic Times, February 18, 2011)

We just wanted kids to play.” This was the simple premise with which Saumil Majmudar set up SV Edusports in 2009 with Meer Waqiruddin Khaleeq, Parminder Gill and Jyoti Majmudar

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Survey shows alarming levels of obesity among Indian children

(The Hindu, August 27, 2010)

'Health & Lifestyle' is a weekly column on how lifestyles impact on health and wellness. Here is yet another survey with sobering conclusions about the state of health of the nation: Obesity is setting in earlier than the adolescence phase for Indian children.

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Sports + innovation = Booming business venture

(rediff.com, May 25, 2010)

In early 2009, when a leading school in Tamil Nadu conducted a survey on the fitness standards of its students, the results were alarming. The obesity levels in the children were found to be very high, and their overall physical condition was a matter of concern.

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Sports: Startups to have a field day

(The Economic Times, March 19, 2010)

Once, sport was solely about blood, sweat, grit and honour. Sportspersons personified the loftiest ideals of life. Sport had conventional connotations—representing the country, winning for national pride, spirit of the game, patriotism and the works. Emotions rode high, even if the money wasn’t there.

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Participation in sport can improve children’s learning and skills development, new Barça Foundation and UNICEF report finds

Participation in sport improves children’s educational attainment and skills development including empowerment, leadership and self-esteem – contributing to their overall well-being and future prospects, according to new research released today by the Barça Foundation and UNICEF.

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Do athletes make better students?

The skills gained from doing sports, such as learning to focus and to improvise, could improve your academic performance

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Why team sports really do improve grades?

Team sport is the only extracurricular activity to make a significant difference to students’ academic grades, new research has revealed.

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How Does Physical Activity Affect Academic Performance?

Students in every grade level at schools across the country are struggling in class. It’s not because they’re underachievers, or they’re not smart, or they don’t care. It’s because we’re working against them.

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Improving academic performance with physical fitness

Physical fitness in childhood and adolescence is beneficial for both physical and mental health throughout life.

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Study: Physically Active Kids Perform Better Academically

For children, it’s important to begin a regular routine of healthy exercise as early as possible to help them perform at their best.

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Exercise is positively related to adolescents' relationships and academics

Eighty-nine high school seniors were administered a qquestionnaire that gathered information on their exercise habits......

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Sport at competitive level improves the academic performance of secondary education students

Academic performance is better if young people play sports competitively, as is clear from the findings of the thesis presented by Ana Capdevila Seder at the Universitat Jaume I.

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The Effect of Sports Participation on GPAs:

A typical weekday for a student-athlete involves, at a minimum, four hours of intense training in addition to a full time academic schedule.

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The Effect of Interscholastic Sports Participation on Academic Achievement of Middle Level School Students

The mean grade point average (GPA) for each group and subgroup was computed and compared by group, subgroup, and sex. There were 6 categoies of sports participation, rangingfiom no sports to 5 sports. As interscholastic sports participation increased, GPAs improved.

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The Effect of Interscholastic Sports Participation on Academic Achievement of Middle Level School Students

The mean grade point average (GPA) for each group and subgroup was computed and compared by group, subgroup, and sex. There were 6 categoies of sports participation, rangingfiom no sports to 5 sports. As interscholastic sports participation increased, GPAs improved.

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