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About the Department of Physical Education and Sports
Physical activity and fitness is very necessary for day to day life, especially in the youth. Playing a sport allows them to stay physically fit. It decreases the likelihood of obesity in today’s youth, and it promotes overall health and wellness. It is a way to relieve stress.
St. Mira’s College has a dynamic Department of Physical Education and Sports that offers a vast array of sports. While the main objective is to promote and generate awareness of physical fitness among all the girls to ensure their physical, mental and emotional health, the department also keenly nurtures sports talent through special coaching in various games throughout the year. The department encourages the girls to participate competitively in diverse sports and moreover inculcates the spirit of sportsmanship in them.
Student-athletes at St. Mira’s get to enjoy some of the finest infrastructure facilities. Our outdoor facilities include a movable basketball half court, throwball, and volleyball court, kabaddi and handball ground, 50 mts. running track, long jump pit, shotput and discus ring, an outdoor badminton court and a ring tennis court. The indoor facilities include a gym with 2 cardio machines, a rowing machine, 6 station multi-gym, medicine balls, dumbbells, Swiss ball, weight plates, leg press machines, exercise box, cones, mats, table tennis table, chess board etc. Upgradation of the facilities with new and advanced equipment is done regularly.
Our college students represent the College in the following events at the intercollegiate levels across the country: Athletics, Cross Country, Basketball, Kabaddi, Handball, Chess, Archery, Judo, Badminton, Boxing, Fencing, Taekwondo, Table Tennis and Throwball.
International Yoga Day 21st June 2019
The 5th International Yoga Day was celebrated at St. Mira’s College for Girls today to spread the message of peace, harmony and unity between man and nature in keeping with this year’s theme – “Climate Action”. The programme was well-attended by the staff and students. It was conducted by the Director of Physical Education, Ms. Ekta Jadhav. The Chief Guest was our senior-most Sports Coach, Maharashtra State Jijamata Awardee Ms. Gurbans Kaur. The programme commenced with a brief introduction to Yoga and its importance in day to day life followed by the sports students’ outstanding display of Yoga Pyramids and different yoga postures like the Vrikshasana, Tadasana, Ardhachakhrasan, Vakrasana, Vajrasana, Shashankasana, Ardha Ustrasana, Paschimottanasana, etc., and ended with Pranayam and meditation. The protocol given by Ministry of Ayush-Government of India was strictly adhered to.
Yoga is India’s gift to the world. It is a physical, mental and spiritual practice. The International Yoga Day aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga, especially among the present generation, guiding them to healthier lifestyle choices and patterns.
Inter-Collegiate Obstacle Race Competition 2018-19
The Inter-Collegiate Obstacle Race Competition 2018-19 was held at Chandrashekhar Agashe College of Physical Education, Gultekdi, Pune on 29th January 2019. St. Mira's College team of 5 members - Vishakha Pawar, Parmeshwari Sahu, Mamta Chourasia, Sakshi Dhumal, Divija Sharma stood in first place.