Sports & Culture Activities 2012-2013
Sports & Culture Activities 2012-13
Promotion of Rural Sports
Established in 2010, Shamayita Sports Academy has been engaged in developing the potential of sports and games among the rural youths, especially in football. Throughout the year about 30 trainees in junior section and about 35 in senior section have taken regular coaching. In athletics 20 youth including girls have been mentored. The Shamayita Sports Academy (SSA) is located in Bankura district of West Bengal.
Training of rural children at the Academy-
Highlights of Shamayita Sports Academy in 2012-13
· 3rd annual day was celebrated on 24th July 2012, when a two day football tournament was organized in Shamayita Krirangan involving the local football teams. Eight local football teams participated in the tournament and the team from SSA became the champion.
· On 24th August, two exhibition matches were held- one SSA vs Mohun bagan SAIL Football Academy and another exhibition match of women teams- Jharkhand XI vs Bangla XI.
· A football match was held for the junior team - SSA vs Pragati Sangha of Bankura.
· During the annual day celebration on 24th July, 2012, the retired football player of Mohun bagan-East Bengal , Mr. Mihir Bose was present as the chief guest.
· SSA also participated in other exhibition matches held on 5th August, 12th August and 28th August, 2012.
The team lined up for the tournament-
· SSA participated in nine tournaments in Bankura and Purulia districts of West Bengal and Ranchi (Jharkhand) during 2012-13. In Ranchi, Jharkhand SSA participated in the final match with Orissa and became the Champion along with a prize money of Rs 22,000/-
· In District School State Selection Meet on 18th December, 2012, four students of SSA from Athletics Division attained positions in events like long jump, 100meter, 200 metre, 600 meter race in junior, sub junior and senior groups. Out of these one was selected for state level and participated in the State Level Meet.
· In 'All Bengal University Meet' held on 22nd November, 2012, one sportsman from SSA got 3rd position and participated in State level.
· Like every year the rural sports was organized by Shamayita Sports Academy on the 14 Dec, 12. The sports were organized in Bankajuria Football Ground near Shiulibona where 900 rural children and women participated in the sports. Active participation of the rural girls all belonging to the disadvantaged ST/SC category, bare-footed and without any formal sports attire revealed their potential in games and sports.
Village sports for village children-
Kherwal Tukou - Annual Tribal Program
Among the population for whom Shamayita Math has been engaged in different developmental activities, tribal community occupies a very important place. The simple and innocent life of the tribals, their undemanding ways of life, their backwardness have attracted the organization to work with them closely and intimately. Throughout the year programs are carried on with the tribals aiming at their secured livelihood. Inspite of the dispossession and deprivation, the tribals have a rhythm of life; they draw immense pleasure in festivals, music and dance. Throughout the year the tribal brothers and sisters celebrate their seasonal festivals inspite of their limitations but once in a year and that is on 1st January every year Shamayita Math organizes a tribal meet on a mega scale in village Shiulibona at the foothills of Susunia hills in Chhatna Bankura district. The first day of the year is symbolic as this was the day when the Founder President of Shamayita Math, Sri Sri Prabhuji first stepped into the village in the year 1996. The celebration was held for two days- on 31st December, 2012 and 1st January, 2013 and throughout the two days the air was filled with reverberations of the beat of drums and tunes of typical tribal songs.
A performance at the Kherwal Tukou-
Teams from local villages performed Rinja, Lagreand Latbalang dance. The program was inaugurated with tribal dance performed by the students of Marang Buru School of Shiulibona
An acrobatic performance by the local villagers-
Main Cultural attractions presented through the day
· Lohuk dance from Ranibandh (South Bankura)
· Raibeshe from Murshidabad district of W.B
· Bahurupi from Birbhum district of W.B
· Boul / Bengali folk songs
· Singhi Cham dance from Sikkim
· Sambhalpuri from Orissa
· Chhow dance from Purulia
· Kaarate and Marshal Art show
· Santhali film
· Fireshow at the end of the cultural program
Other special features of the day included -
· Open air lunch for all the 16000 tribals gathered
· An exhibition on tribal community - origin, administrative and social systems, culture,musical instruments, festivals, etc.
· Village fair
· Distribution of blankets to 200 tribals
The festival of the local people gathered -
Throughout the two days function, the tribals of Bankura expressed their deep respect and sincere love for Sri Sri Prabhuji or 'Dharti Baba' as they call through their periodic slogan 'Johar Johar Dharti Baba' meaning 'Our regards to you O Lord'.
Annual Bastradan (Donation of Clothes)
With an objective to provide the basic needs of life, Annual Bastradan Utsav is organized every year during Durga Puja- the Autumn Festival of West Bengal, when new clothes are distributed to the poor and the destitute.
During Bastradan Utsav on an average 20 -30 persons are selected from each village as benef iciaries based on their socio-economic condition. Special focus is given to the old men and women and distressed women. Bastradan Utsav started in a very humble way in the year 1996 where beneficiaries were from the nearby villages only. Gradually with the expansion and scaling up of the rural development projects, this festival also gained new dimension with beneficiaries coming from remote backward villages located within an a radius of 20 km from the Math headquarters. A set of new saree/dhoti are distributed to about 1300 poor men and women and new dress to 500 children coming from about 65 villages . Besides this, in winter woolen garments (sweater , muffler, and scarves) are provided to about 200 school children 300 blankets and 300 woollen shawls are distributed to the poor specially to the old people, to lessen their sufferings in biting cold of Bankura.