Ace Shooters Padamshree Gagan Narang and Ronjan Sodhi inaugurated the academy
All the facilities are ‘state of the art’ and unmatched by any other school in Ludhiana!
Yonex, TaylorMade, STAG and Adidas are Manav Rachna’s Sports Brand Partners.
Ace Shooters Padamshree Gagan Narang and Ronjan Sodhi today inaugurated the first-of-its-kind Sports Academy for school students at Manav Rachna International School (MRIS), Ludhiana. Also present were Dr. Amit Bhalla, Vice President, Manav Rachna Educational Institutions (MREI); Mr. Rajesh Kalra, Chairman-MRIS Ludhiana & MRIS 51, Gurgaon; Mr Gaurav Rai, Executive Director- MRIS Ludhiana & MRIS 51, Gurgaon; Dr. Roopali Trehan, Director- MRIS Ludhiana; Ms. Shilpi Gill, Principal, MRIS Ludhiana and international coaches of repute.
At MRIS, where the focus is on the student’s holistic development, sports are an integral part of the curriculum.
While inaugurating the Manav Rachna Sports Academy (MRSA), Padamshree Gagan Narang said: “Sports need to be encouraged at the school level as they have the vast bandwidth of teaching you the lessons of life that even classroom studies can’t teach. I have been associated with Manav Rachna for many years and have seen the way sports are being encouraged at MRIS. I am very proud, particularly of the world-class shooting facilities at its campuses. MREI has shooting ranges and the best-in-class sports infrastructure at all its campuses.”
Manav Rachna Sports Academy (MRSA) housed at Manav Rachna International School (MRIS) in Ludhiana provides world-class sports facilities in Gymnastics, Skating, Basketball on synthetic court, Indoor Synthetic Badminton courts, Table Tennis, Squash court, 10 Target Indoor Shooting range, Billiards, Taekwondo & Chess. A dedicated sports arena for early years has been developed with Splash Pool, Multiple Activity Jungle Gym, Sand and Water Play area, Agility Play Area and Edutainment Area. All the facilities are ‘state of the art’ and unmatched by any other school in Ludhiana. Yonex, TaylorMade, STAG and Adidas are Manav Rachna’s Sports Brand Partners.
While addressing the august gathering, Dr. Amit Bhalla said: “The state-of-the art sports facilities at MRIS along with the training provided by national and international level coaches prepares students for national and international level championships. Today, MREI stands tall with the achievements of a large galaxy of accomplished sports alumnus comprising ace shooters Gagan Narang, Vijay Kumar, Shweta Chaudhury and Table Tennis players Soumyajit Ghosh, Ankita Das, Abhishek Yadav, Harmit Desai among many others”.
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee Sh. Ronjan Sodhi added: “The city of Punjab is famous for its sports acumen. This Sports academy will promote a deeper interest in sports in the younger generation. A champion always hangs one second longer from where everyone else quits. MRSA will help students find the Champion in themselves”.
Informing about the facilities at MRSA in Ludhiana, Mr. Rajesh Kalra said: “Manav Rachna endeavours to make available the resources of reputed International and National coaches in a variety of sports. The high coaching standards develop strong and elite team players through positive attitude and training in the fundamentals of all forms of sports”.