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Pro Sport Development regularly organizes sports competitions, events and matches, to help athletes gain exposure, bring communities closer together, as well as to ignite the interest of local youth and communities.

Some of the major events Pro Sport Development have organized in the past are:

Catching Volleyball Challenge 2017

Pro Sport Development (PSD) organised a Catching Volleyball Challenge for four local schools from the slums of Bhubaneswar on 19 September, as part of its Community Sports Program (CSP), supported by Tata Trusts. The event was devised as a means of giving the children of the CSP experience of healthy competition, a chance to interact with their peers in other schools, and fostering the spirit of inclusion and gender equality.

Hosted by the Vivekananda Siksha Kendra (VSK) school from Dum Duma slum, 120 children participated in the competition, comprising 12 teams of 10 children each. The teams were equally split between girls and boys so there were 60 girls and 60 boys participating, aged between 10 and 14 years old.

The schools represented were: Beena Bharati Vidya Mandir (BBVM), who sent four teams, Saraswati Shishu Mandira (SSM), who sent three teams, two teams from Shri Satya Sai (SSS) and the host school, VSK, who entered three teams.

The tournament was eventually won by team ‘Anaconda’ from host school Vivekananda Siksha Kendra, who overcame team ‘Bull’ from Saraswati Shishu Mandira 15-12 in a compelling final.

IDSDP 2017

Pro Sport Development(PSD) held interactive workshops in celebration of IDSDP 2017 at three of its Community Sports Program centres in Bhubaneswar, Odisha from 3rd to 6th April, 2017. The workshops saw the participation of 69 children(58% girls), aged 9-14 years old.

The workshops were conducted by PSD's trainers, and consisted of classroom sessions and continuous cricket tournaments. The classroom sessions involved interactive activities aimed to educate the students about IDSDP. The activities informed the children about why the day is celebrated, along with the students learnind about three of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030: Goal 3 - Good Health & Well Being; Goal 4 - Quality Education; Goal 5 - Gender Equality. The trainers informed the children about the three goals and asked them to think of how sport can be used to achieve them. The children were given the opportunity to express their thoughts about one of the SDGs by drawing a picture about how the goal can be achieved through sport.

As a practical element to the workshop, continuous cricket tournaments were played at the each schools. This was great for the children to meet peers of their age and celebrate the sustainable development goals by playing sport.

International Women’s Day 2017

Pro Sport Development (PSD) celebrated International Women’s Day 2017 with participants from the Community Sports Program, by delivering a series of workshops across the different centres. The activities part of the workshop started on 27th February, 2017, culminating on the 8th of March, 2017. The workshops saw the total participation of 201 children (46% girls) between the ages of 9-14 years from 5 centres.

The workshops were conducted by PSD’s trainers, with the assistance of volunteers from KIIT University. The workshops consisted of classroom and practical sessions. The classroom sessions involved interactive activities aimed to educate the children about International Women’s Day. For the practical sessions, 2 girls from each centre were given the opportunity to lead their favourite game to their peers. For PSD trainer Laxmi Priya Sahu this was fantastic to see, ‘‘It is great to see the girls lead the sessions: they are confident, giving clear instructions, encouraging their group and being creative with the progressions they use’’ Abhilipsa Maharana, 12 years old, who led a session at Vivekananda Siksha Kendra said of her experience, “As a coach I was happy, my class listened to me in my session and they enjoyed playing the game. I encouraged them throughout the game. To be a leader was challenging for me but I was able to do it”.

Netball Camp 2016

The Naz Foundation (India) Trust is a Delhi based NGO working on the issues of HIV and AIDS since 1994. In 2006, Naz India, in partnership with Standard Chartered Bank, piloted the Goal program, which is a women’s empowerment program that works in urban communities and uses the sport of Netball and life skills education to transform the lives of young underprivileged girls in India.

Pro Sport Development (PSD) in collaboration with Naz India, as part of their goal program, conducted a Netball camp for 100 underprivileged children aged between 10 to 14 years in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, with equal number of girls and boys. The camp was held for a duration of six days at two of PSD’s community schools, namely Vivekananda Shiksha Kendra (VSK) and Binapani Sishu Mandir (BPSM).The camp also included girls from Palli Unnayan Seva Samiti (PUSS), an organisation running an orphanage for girls. The tournament was conducted to teach these children the basics of Netball, as well as provide some life skills training to the children. PSD played an important role by providing adequate infrastructure and supporting coaches to help the Naz India Goal coaches with the local language, as well as aid in the implementation of the program. 10 children (5 girls & 5 boys) from the camp were subsequently selected to take part in the One Nation Netball Tournament held in Delhi in May, 2016. 

International Women’s Day 2016

Pro Sport Development (PSD) organised a workshop for two of its community schools to mark International Women’s Day (IWD) and promote the importance of equal participation and rights of women through sport. The workshops were held in two of its community schools Binapani Shishu Mandir (BPSM) and Bhaktakabi Madhusudan School (BMS). The workshop consisted of a classroom session to make the children aware about IWD and why it is celebrated. It also involved conducting practical sessions which included games designed to highlight the role and the potential of girls through the medium of sport. The workshop focused on bringing out the best in girls, and to motivate and encourage them to follow their dreams, without being discouraged by social challenges. Overall, 110 children participated in the workshop, with equal number of girls and boys.

IDSDP 2016

The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) is an event celebrated globally to bring peace, stability, tolerance and social inclusion within various communities, societies and people all across the world, through the medium of sport. With this belief, Pro Sport Development (PSD) hosted netball and dodgeball tournaments for four of its community schools, specifically Bhaktakabi Madhusudan School (BMS), Bhaktakavi Madhusudan Primary School (BMPS), Binapani Sishu Mandir (BPSM) and Vivekananda Shiksha Kendra (VSK), and witnessed the participation of over 80 underprivileged children aged 8 to 13 years. The event focused on highlighting the values of participation, teamwork and gender equality, while promoting the concept of healthy competition.

Children’s Day 2016

Pro Sport Development (PSD) organised 4-days of friendly sports competitions across 5 of its community program centres in the lead up to Children’s Day on the 14th of November, 2016. Competitions were held in the games of Dodgeball, Beat the Ball and Touch and Run. The focus of these activities was to provide each child with an opportunity to participate and express themselves through competitive and fun games. The 4-days of activities saw the participation of a total of 273 children - 153 boys (56%) and 120 girls (44%).

Football Events

Pro Sport Development (PSD), in collaboration with Yuva Vikas, a youth development initiative in Odisha, has supported the 7th edition of the Mayurbhanj Football League (MFL). The 7th MFL was held from 21-25 June, 2015 at village Kanpur, in the Mayurbhanj district of rural Odisha.

The MFL saw 16 teams from various villages from eight blocks of Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts participate in the tournament. The MFL is organized annually to allow rural youth from tribal belts of Mayurbhanj to get an opportunity to showcase their footballing talent.

The MFL 2015 final saw 7,000 spectators cheering for their teams, with village Dangarbila emerging champions, and RMG Paunapani finishing up as runners up. Chapulu Hansdah was selected as the Best Player of the Tournament.

Athletics Events

Pro Sport Development organizes a yearly 5k Race in the Ganjam District of Odisha from Tamana village to the Gram Vikas campus, Mohuda. The annual event is organized each year to promote a good cause.

2013’s race raised awareness about the hardships that children face playing sports without shoes. 1500 pairs of shoes were raised for the tribal and underprivileged children studying at all Gram Vikas schools.

2014’s race attracted almost 500 participants and was used to spread the messages of community spirit, a healthy life style, inclusion and female participation in sport.

In addition, Pro Sport Development organizes annual Sports Days for the schools under its remit. The Sports Days provide all children with in the schools with a chance to compete and participate in various disciplines. The Sports Days are always fun events and prove a useful tool in developing sports programs within the school. Please take a look at the video from our sports day held at Kankia School.

Weightlifting Events

Pro Sport Development holds an annual Inter-Club Weightlifting Tournament (ICT). It serves as an off-season event to instill the confidence among male and female weightlifters before the competition season kicks-off. The competition brings together three of the most prominent clubs in and around Berhampur, namely, Beer Hanuman Club, Government Sports Hostel – BAM and Khel Vikas Weightlifting Academy.

The tournament followed a non-classical format of competition, with there being no weight categories as each weightlifter was ranked on lifting pound-for-pound against all others in the competition. They will compete in their respective groups (Junior & Senior), and will be awarded percentage points on the basis of the amount they lift compared to their body weight.

The recently concluded Inter-Club weightlifting competition in August, 2014 saw an enormous turnout as 65 weightlifters participated. The competition was dominated by Beer Hanuman Club and the Khel Vikas Academy lifters, by winning the maximum medals on offer.

Khel Vikas also reached a significant milestone in its short two-year history, when it was requested by the Odisha Weightlifting Association to host the Odisha State Weightlifting Championship 2014/15 at its newly established Centre of Excellence (CoE). It was an honour for Khel Vikas to host the event, which was organised over a two day period in November, 2014.

To add to the grandeur of the event, Khel Vikas secured sponsorship for the event from Hero MotoCorp, known to support high profile sports events across India. The 2014/15 edition of the State Championship had more than 150 weightlifters, from across 12 Districts in Odisha; compete in Youth, Junior & Senior categories.