Sports is an essential for human development. It is not just recreational. It promotes good health, social interaction and healthy competition. Over the years the Government has launched several programs to encourage sports at the grassroots level. But these programs , though of laudable intention, have been too thinly spread to have any real impact. We need to take sports to every level of providing safe and accessible playfields especially to the girl child, in every locality , be at a village, a panchayat or an urban neighborhood . We must encourage our youth to come out to play and by nurturing their talent, help some of them to became champion. Sports can be used as a tool to enhance development outcomes in education, health, gender equality, employment and economic development.
Over 200 students benefited
80+ students getting free coaching
Football + Yoga + Athletic
4+ Professional Trainers
Sports for development programme in areas of social and economic deprivation usually have broad aims. Our objective is to promote various sports among the children and youth to reduce barriers and increase participation and also focused on personal, social and community development. These program aim to use sports as a way to employment of many talented and trained underprivileged youth.
Provide free football & athletic training to kids, boys and girls and helps them to prepare for competitive game and provide them platform to prove themselves.
Provide Yoga training competitively as well as for wellness of kids and women.
Sports meet is the platform where every year over 1000 of students from different school engaged in various competitive sports event on behalf of their respective school.
Since its establishment OFINS is running this academy without any fund support from any sources not from Govt. side or public sector. Few individual supports are our only motivation. Running a Sports academy demands huge cost as a result we are facing trouble very often but we have never stopped. This academy is the hope for many rural boys and girls. Currently over 100 students including boys and girls are getting football coaching from certified coach. Our Yoga Centre is benefiting over 30 students by specialist trainer. Over 20 Athletic students are getting regular training from professional Coach. Agnik Academy of Sports also enlisted under District Sports Authority, State West Bengal. The academy students participate in all sports event organized by District Sports Authority.
100+ students getting Football Coaching
30 students getting Yoga Training
20+ Athletic Students
30% Girls Participants
To enhance development outcomes in education, health, gender equality, employment and economic development.
To encourage youth in sports to develop good health, social interaction and healthy competition.
To building local talent to change community behaviors is crucial in making a program impactful, sustainable and cost effective
To sharpen those youth’s talent by giving a proper training-Physical training as well as mental training so that they can able to create their career in sports in the undergrowth country like India.
To Providing an alternative career opportunity
For Football & Athletic Age group is 6 years to 16 Years, for Yoga Age Group for competitive and open for all for wellness.
Barasat Block I & Barasat Block II, others parts of North 24 Parganas
Traditionally, football at the grassroots level in India has been largely neglected and untapped. The budding young footballers need access to proper training and infrastructure in order to hone their skills and be able to ultimately realize their potential, which they miss out on due to monetary reasons and/or absence of proper facilities. By providing access to quality training and facility to everyone, it becomes easier to identify the right talent from a wider pool, and to give the deserving youngsters the required training which would help them develop into successful footballers. Much to the relief of youngsters who are averse to theoretical education and rote learning, football offers an alternative career to them. Over 100 students including boys and girls of our academy are getting quality training from trained and certified trainer. We are focused on grassroots development to produce a potential football player. Last year our academy students represented state West Bengal in U15 level. And many more are playing U15 level in big football clubs in West Bengal
To empower women and to promote football at the grassroots level, OFINS organized first- ever Inter School Football Tournament at Badu, Barasat, North 24 Parganas. Many government and private schools participate in this tournament.
With the rapidly growing popularity of football in India and its women’s national team being ranked 57 in the world, such a tournament will be instrumental in promoting girls talent in football right from the elementary school level. Apart from being the first of its kind tournament, the event will also promote and encourages gender equality and empowerment of women and girls. Our academy encourage and aware girls and their parents to participate in Football. Our 30% students are girls right now.
Our Girls football training division which is going since last 2 years has received a great appreciation from North 24 Parganas District Police & Barasat Thana Club Samannay Committee for the upliftment of rural women in sports. As OFINS is also working on women upliftment and empowerment in rural area for many years, we are thankful for getting this honor.
Athletics is considered to be mother of all games and is in fact the way of living and not just a sport. Athletics not only builds you physically but it helps in body coordination and gives you mental stiffness. The most common types of athletics competitions are track and field, road running, cross country running, and race walking. But due to lack of accessibility and proper training rural boys and girls are not trained or even participated in competitive athletic events. They participate in schools athletic competition but only 1% of them move forward. Lack of awareness and proper platform is also a reason behind this. OFINS initiated to provide that plat from to rural boys and girls and trained them by professional trainer and promote them into district and state level competition. Right now we have 30+ students in athletic division who are getting proper training and guidance.
It is essential to understand what exactly Yoga really is. Yoga is not a religion, it’s a way of living that aims towards a healthy mind in a healthy body. Man is a physical, mental and spiritual being; Yoga helps in developing the balance between all the three as stated in Ayurveda in India. Yoga is not just about bending or twisting the body and holding the breath. It is a technique to bring you into a state where you see and experience reality simply the way it is. Some benefit of Yoga : Improves brain function, Lower stress levels, Increases flexibility, Lowers blood pressure, Improves lung capacity, Relieves anxiety, Relieves chronic back pain, Lowers blood sugar in diabetics, Improves sense of balance, Stronger bones, Healthy weight, Lowers risk of heart diseases etc. Yoga as a practice has innumerable benefits that positively affects an individual both physically and mentally. Our academy is providing competitive yoga training as well as wellness for the people through a trained professional trainer. Currently over 30 students are getting benefit from our Yoga Centre and mostly are girls.
Sports give an opportunity to develop physical skills and to remain healthy and active, which is most important for our mind, body and spirit. Team sports are good for learning accountability, dedication, and leadership, among many other traits. Through sports encouragements we can engage children for developing mental and physical strength, discipline and practice required to excel, help them gain confidence which leads towards a self-control, self-esteem & honest generation. For fulfilling this mission OFINS has taken an initiative to engage students of different ages in different sports activities through a consolidated sporting event called INTER SCHOOL SPORTS MEET. The organization has been introducing this event from last year in 2014. This two-three days sports programme had involved many students from nearby High Schools with different types of Athletics games & Inter school Football Tournament. All winning participants were encouraged with medals, mementos, trophies & certificates. This huge number of student involvement through playing & non-playing participations seems that this sport event has drawn a tremendous response from students of all these schools.
Over 5000 students Participated
Mass Community Involvement
24+ High Schools Engaged
Competitive Platform for students in sports
To Promote sports among the students for their over all development and encourage in Sports.
To Give opportunity to represent school and competitive platform to perform and showcase their talent.
To developing mental and physical strength, and discipline which leads towards a self-control, self-esteem & honest generation
To teach competition, in reality, leads to better collaboration, it is the way of soft skill development, There is a success even in failure and rivalry is required for true development.
Students from Class V to Class XII
Barasat Block I & Barasat Block II, others parts of North 24 Parganas