Since the onset of COVID-19, many regular aspects of life, including sports and exercise habits, have been disrupted to curtail the spread of the virus. This unusual situation is creating a dilemma among people because they have to abide to lockdown guidelines, as well as, stay healthy and fit at the same time.

Understanding the uncertainty of the situation and the need to stay healthy, Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGC), Jhanjeri’s FIT Connect Club under the aegis of the Department of Student Welfare (DSW) organized League of Legends – A Virtual Sports Event. The first-ever virtual sporting event hosted various competitions namely:

Challenge

Target

Jumping Jacks

80 jumps in a minute

Skipping

50 skips in a minute

Squats

50 squats in one minute

Push-Ups

40 push-ups in a minute

High Knees

60 high knees in a minute

Single-Leg Stand

Longest time

 

The event was particularly organized to engage students in physical activity, improve their fitness level, teach discipline and emotions management, and boost health, self-confidence and self-esteem that they are lacking in the pandemic. The benefits of sports go far beyond this. It has physiological benefits as well. And among the physiological benefits is mental health.

The winners of the event were:

Name 

Category

Sunni Kumar

High Knees

Harshit Verma 

Jumping Jacks

Navjot Singh

Push-Ups

Jasleen Kaur

Single-Leg Stand

Piyush 

Skipping

Ajay Pratap

Squats

 

The winners of different competitions were bestowed with exciting e-gift vouchers from the college. The event witnessed the enthusiastic participation of students of all departments of the college and was indeed a great success.