Pune: Schools and junior college students are in for a shock when the much-awaited District Sports Council (DSC) sports meet event unfolds, later this month.
Thirty-one new events have been added for this academic year 2014-15, which has left many teachers, parents and the students astonished.
Although the big wigs of this annual calendar met for the first time, the loads of events lined up has added to the burden of the students and teachers of all the institution. It was the for first time, since the District Sports Council came into existence, met to discuss the events. The meeting has resulted to increase in number of events from 42 to 73.
It has been a nightmare for many students the manner in which these District Sports Council events have been organised, and with the number increased and to be completed in three months (90 days) has raised many questions.
“It is a task cut out, as these events have to be organsied in 90 days (three months). We have no option but to go by the orders,”said Suhas Patil, the district sports officer. It was over 42 events last year, but this year, it has been increased to 73 as many associations have mushroomed in the city,” said Patil. This is because the state government want to give some recognitation for the different associations which have come forward,’said Patel.
Previously known as the Zilla Parishad events now District Sports Council, the manner in which it has been organised by the past has been pathetic, and it has become a formality for the concerned people to organise these events. Sandwiched between many events, it has been the students who face the brunt, all because these events carry some weight age with the certificates issued, and most importantly the ten grace marks which are concerned. There will be many problems which could come in the way, and most importantly being the the venues, as there are just a handful schools which do have playing grounds. “We have asked the concerned associations which have come forward to provide us with the venues, and the technical assistance in organising the events,” said the DSO.
Sports teachers are in for a acid test. “It has been despicable the manner in which they (DSO) has been organising the events in the past, and with the number of events increased,”said Wilson Andrew, a sports teacher.