New Delhi, Feb 11: Inspired by the Prime Minister’s exhortation to give primacy to sports in everyday life and encourage various sports and games, Delhi Orthopaedic Association (DOA) organized for its members a Sports Meet in the capital’s Siri Fort Sports Complex on Sunday.
- More than 100 orthopaedic doctors in the capital participated in cricket tournament, badminton (singles / doubles), table tennis (singles / doubles) and chess, underlining the important fact that sports is vital for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and keeping away stress and strain of modern-day existence.
Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Raju Vaishya, convenor of the sports meet, said it is important to spare time for activities like sports and exercises to maintain physical fitness, strengthen joints in the body and ward off various diseases. “We advise patients to go for sports, exercises and other forms of physical activities, but being a doctor, it is equally important for us to actively participate in sports and exercises. This is also important to inspire patients,” he observed.
Dr Lalit Maini, Secretary, Delhi Orthopaedic Association (DOA), stated that the sports meet received an extremely enthusiastic response from doctors. “We are now going to hold such an event on a regular basis. We are now also encouraging doctors in other specialties to participate in this event,” he added.
Dr Ramesh Kumar, President, Delhi Orthopaedic Association, presented medals and trophies to winners of various tournaments and also to other doctors who participated in the sports meet.
While inaugurating ‘Khelo India School Games’ recently, the Prime Minister had given a clarion call to rekindle sports culture at the grassroots level and build strong infrastructure for sports in the country so that India could establish itself as a front-ranking nation in the arena of sports.