By Kirti Patil
Pune: In a student exchange program between ISMS, Pune and Leeds Beckett University to benefit students of both the institutes by understanding sports ecosystems of both the countries. around 20 students & faculty from Leeds Beckett University’s Carnegie School of Sport will be visiting ISMS college in Pune between April 2 and 13. The initiative is a part of the student exchange program between ISMS and Leeds Beckett University in the UK .
It is the first time that Carnegie School of Sport from Leeds Beckett University are sending their students for a student mobility programme to India. The British Visiting students will learn about various aspects of the Indian ecosystem, with emphasis on the sports industry (both private and government). This will be achieved through classroom seminars, visit to Indian professional Sports Facilities, exposure to intrinsically Indian aspects of physical well-being such as Yoga, interacting through friendly matches and treks with Indian College teams, management games, visiting community development for under privileged initiatives to learn about sport and community, and cultural activities and heritage visits
The program to India includes four academic sessions by renowned sport industry experts. Professional Sports Facilities visits like Kaka Pawar Academy of Wrestling, PDMBA, Balewadi Stadium where students will learn through seminars. Pune city tour experiencing the cultural and heritage and a sumptuous Maharashtrian thali. Trek to Sinhgad Fort. A grand welcome at ISMS with Dhol Tasha and cultural event by the students has also been planned.
Shalini Banerjee, Director ISMS, Pune informed that while the visiting students will understand the Indian perspective, our students will get to interact with these students, understand sports perspectives from their peers in other countries which will in turn help them enhance their skills and learning. Sports is a language common to the entire world and has[UP1] the ability to inspire people with common interests and develop leadership, communication skills and competitiveness that can help young people to be successful in their endeavours.