Dehashakti School of Physical Education
The Auroville schools’ physical education programme is run under the name Dehashakti (meaning “full power and perfection of the body”) at the school sports complex near Dana. It aims at providing a comprehensive programme for physical development by way of activities which incorporate challenge and the development of mobility, control, health, fitness, strength, stamina and body skills. Emphasis is placed on developing team spirit, fairness in play, and good attitude during games and competitions.
Dehashakti offers individual sports (athletics, swimming, gymnastics, table tennis and horse-training) and collective sports (softball, basketball, volleyball, hockey, handball, and football). The Dehashakti sports programme is constantly evolving in response to changing circumstances and to the needs of the pupils.
School sports are offered to 215 children by 12 full-time instructors and 10 part-time instructors Monday through Friday between 2.15 pm to 5:15 pm. The children, aged 7-18, are divided into 7 groups. Twice a year, all the children participate in the Aurolympics (two week-long sports events in athletics and team games). They also participate in an annual endurance race, “Run for my heart”.
- Phone: 0413-262-2821
- E-mail: dehashaktisports (at) auroville.org.in