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PSD 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. We have implemented a range of sports tournaments for children and youth such as Netball, Volleyball and Diamond Cricket. We also have expertise in implementing workshops for youth that combine sports with other activities based around International days such as International Women's Day and the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.

Youth Sports Tournaments

Mixed-Gender Netball  Tournament

  • The first, and the second editions of the Mixed-Gender Netball Tournament were hosted by Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandir school in Patrapada slum, Bhubaneswar in November 2017 and December 2018 respectively, as part of the Community Sports Program (CSP), supported by Tata Trusts.
  • The tournament was attended by 160 children (80 girls, 80 boys) from 6 schools on the CSP aged between 10 and 14 years old.
  • The third annual tournament was hosted by Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandir school in Patrapada slum, Bhubaneswar in January 2020.
  • The tournament saw the participation of 120 children (50% girls, 50% boys) from 6 schools (part of the CSP).

Mixed-Gender Kho-Kho Tournament

  • Organised on 2nd February 2019, as part of the Community Sports Program (CSP), supported by Tata Trusts
  • Hosted by Beena Bharati Vidya Mandira school in Bharatpur slum, the tournament was attended by 118 children (58 girls, 60 boys) from 4 schools on the CSP aged between 10 and 15 years old

Mixed-Gender Football Tournament

  • The annual Mixed Gender Football Tournament in partnership with Fare Network was organised in June, 2018 and October, 2019 for the participants of the Community Sports Program (CSP). It was hosted by Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandir (SSVM) school in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on both occasions.
  • The tournament aimed to break gender barriers and promote inclusion among the children part of the CSP in Bhubaneswar.
  • In each tournament, more than 140 children (50% girls) took part in the unique mixed gender format, which ensured that out of the 7 playing members per team, at least 4 had to be girls.

Diamond Cricket

  • Organised on 10 February, 2018 as part of the Community Sports Program (CSP), supported by Tata Trusts. The event was devised as a means to give the children 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 Beena Bharati Vidya Mandir school in Bharatpur slum, the event was attended by 120 children (60 Girls, 60 boys) from 7 schools on the CSP aged between 10 and 14 years old.

Mixed-Gender Volleyball Tournament

  • Organised on 23 September 2018 as part of the Community Sports Program (CSP), supported by Tata Trusts. The tournament, hosted by Vivekananda Shiksha Kendra school in Dum Duma slum, saw the participation of 158 children (49% girls) from 7 schools part of the CSP.
  • The tournament had 16 mixed-gender teams of 9 - 10 members per team. Of the six playing members, the gender proportion on court had to be equal at all times i.e. three girls and three boys.
  • The tournament had a group and knockout format. Each team got to play three matches in their groups, before the top two teams in each group proceeded to the knockout stages, beginning with the quarter finals, followed by the semi-finals and final.

Catching Volleyball

  • Organised on 19 September, 2017 as part of the Community Sports Program (CSP), supported by Tata Trusts. Hosted by the Vivekananda Siksha Kendra (VSK) school in Dum Duma slum, 120 children (60 girls and 60 boys) aged between 10 and 14 years old from 4 schools participated in the competition.

Workshops

IDSDP 2020

  • On the occasion of IDSDP 2020, PSD organised a Tweet Chat on the theme 'Sport & Unity in the Time of Distress.' Various organisations such as Martha Farrell Foundation, Anantapur Sports Academy, PRIA, Milaan, ITTF among others participated in the Tweet Chat.
  • To celebrate the IDSDP 2020, PSD took part in the worldwide white card campaign to promote sport as an enabler of peace and development.
  • During the pandemic, the team of PSD used the power of sports to inspire the youth to stay home and stay fit through the fitness challenge. Watch the videos here!

IDSDP 2019

  • Organised on 4 th April 2019, as part of the Community Sports Program (CSP), Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
  • The event was attended by 54 children (47% girls) from three schools part of the CSP.
  • An “Opinion Wall” was created which allowed the children, teachers and community members, to share their thoughts about the importance of sport, how it has impacted them and their communities.

IDSDP 2017

  • Interactive workshops at three of the Community Sports Program centres in Bhubaneswar, Odisha from 3rd to 6th April, 2017. The workshops saw the participation of 69 children (58% girls), aged between 9 and 14 years old.

International Women's Day 2017

  • A series of workshops at five of the centres on the Community Sports Program between 27th February, 2017 and 8th of March, 2017. The workshops saw the total participation of 201 children (46% girls) between the ages of 9-14 years.

IDSDP 2016

  • For IDSDP 2016, PSD hosted netball and dodgeball tournaments for four of its community schools in Bhubaneswar; Bhaktakabi Madhusudan School (BMS), Bhaktakavi Madhusudan Primary School (BMPS), Binapani Sishu Mandir (BPSM) and Vivekananda Shiksha Kendra (VSK). The tournaments were attended by 80 children aged between 8 and 13 years old.

International Women's Day 2016

  • A workshop for two of PSD's community schools in Bhubaneswar to promote the importance of equal participation and rights of women through sport. The workshops were held in Binapani Shishu Mandir (BPSM) and Bhaktakabi Madhusudan School (BMS) and were attended by 110 children (50% girls).

Children's Day 2016

  • PSD organised 4 days of friendly sports competitions across five of its community program centres in Bhubaneswar 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, with participation from a total of 273 children - 153 boys (56%) and 120 girls (44%).

Other events

Mayurbhanj Football League

  • Since 2015, PSD has assisted in the running of the Mayurbhanj Football League in the village of Kanpur, in the Mayurbhanj district of rural Odisha. The tournament has been running for 9 years, every June, and the 9th edition, in 2017 saw 16 teams (comprising 240 boys) competing.

Athletics Events

  • As part of its Khel Vikas program, PSD organized a yearly 5k Race in the Ganjam District of Odisha, from Tamana village to the Gram Vikas campus, Mohuda.

Weightlifting Events

  • PSD hosted the Odisha State Weightlifting Championship 2014-15 for Youth, Junior and Senior Categories in November, 2014 at the Centre of Sporting Excellence it had established as part of the Khel Vikas program.
  • As part of its Khel Vikas program, PSD held an annual Inter-Club Weightlifting Tournament as an off-season event to build the confidence among the weightlifters before the competition season kicked off. The competition brought together three of the most prominent clubs in and around Berhampur; Beer Hanuman Club, Government Sports Hostel – BAM and Khel Vikas Weightlifting Academy.

Ferit Cricket Bash

  • PSD assisted Ferit Cricket Bash, an amateur national cricket league in India, by supporting the cricket selection and coaching camps held in New Delhi, Gurgaon & Haryana in the month of September and December 2019.
  • Both the camps combined reached close to 700 cricket aspirants.