LSR has a very active sports organization and has been at the forefront of promoting sports since its inception. Every year, a fitness camp is held for all the students for two weeks on the campus grounds, and students are made to do rigorous physical exercises, ranging from strength training to agility training.
This year, Mr. Mahesh, the volleyball coach, alongwith Mr. Sudhir the basketball coach and Mr. Vivek, the archery coach, are conducting the fitness camp. The girls have to report for the camp at 7.15 am sharp and the camp begins with a jogging session of 15 minutes. According to Somya Gupta, the Treasurer, LSR conducts its fitness camp “a week after college begins to give the girls time to explore their college and indulge in other activities.” The speciality of the LSR NSO is the emphasis given to general candidates. Around fifty percent of the LSR NSO consists of general category candidates. This year the camp is being held from 30th July to 17th August.
The fitness camp is not restricted to physical training alone. The students also interact with prominent sports organizations and athletes as a part of the fitness camp, to learn more about the wide opportunities the sports field has to offer. Last Monday, members of the National Rope federation visited the students to interact with them about skipping and its evolution as a national sport. The students were shown some brilliant skipping techniques by professionals in the field. This week, Mr. Rahul Verghese, a specialist in running techniques, shall be visiting the students to take about running and its benefits, and Mr. Gupta, an eminent orthopaedician will be briefing them about the techniques of staying fit, and exercising safely.
The LSR NSO will begin with its individual sports practice on 20th August, and the annual cross country run, which sees an average participation of over 100 students, is also right around the corner.