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Sportz Village Underlines the Importance of Physical Activity During these Trying Times

With no end in sight to the school shutdowns, it is even more necessary than before to focus on the overall well-being and health of children. The children are under increasing pressure to outperform their peer’s due to shrinking opportunities and rising competition.

New Delhi Times, October 23, 2020

Sportz Village Underlines the Importance of Physical Activity During these Trying Times

With no end in sight to the school shutdowns, it is even more necessary than before to focus on the overall well-being and health of children. The children are under increasing pressure to outperform their peer’s due to shrinking opportunities and rising competition.

Zee5, October 23, 2020

Sportz Village Underlines the Importance of Physical Activity During these Trying Times

With no end in sight to the school shutdowns, it is even more necessary than before to focus on the overall well-being and health of children. The children are under increasing pressure to outperform their peer’s due to shrinking opportunities and rising competition.

Daily Hunt, October 23, 2020

Sportz Village Underlines the Importance of Physical Activity During these Trying Times

With no end in sight to the school shutdowns, it is even more necessary than before to focus on the overall well-being and health of children. The children are under increasing pressure to outperform their peer’s due to shrinking opportunities and rising competition.

The Asian Chronicle, October 23, 2020

Sportz Village Underlines the Importance of Physical Activity During these Trying Times

With no end in sight to the school shutdowns, it is even more necessary than before to focus on the overall well-being and health of children. The children are under increasing pressure to outperform their peer’s due to shrinking opportunities and rising competition.

Business Sandard, October 23, 2020

Amidst COVID-19 lockdown, ‘Play At Home’ to engage children

With schools being shut in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, Sportz Village Schools, India’s sports education organisation, has launched a ‘Play At Home’ program.

Deccan Herald, April 10, 2020

Sportz Village launches ‘Play At Home’ program during the COVID-19 quarantine

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is dominating headlines and has drastically changed our daily lives. Keeping the children engaged and away from devices is the primary concern for parents, especially during this time of the national lockdown.

EducationWorld, April 07, 2020

‘Play at Home’ programme for children

In an effort to divert kids’ attention from mobiles and tabs to physical activities during the lockdown, Sportz Village Schools, a sports education organisation, has launched the ‘Play at Home’ programme.

The New Indian Express, April 05, 2020

From a marketing executive at Wipro to becoming a serial entrepreneur, story of EduSports’ Saumil Majmudar

Having spent almost three years as a marketing executive at Wipro, Saumil Majmudar stepped into the world of entrepreneurship in the year 1998 with Learn@Home, which was a personalized computer training business. Three years later, he founded another venture called QSupport in June 1999.

YourStory, October 12, 2015

School children lagging in health, fitness parameters: EduSports study

The current generation of school children in India, regardless of age group or gender, look to be heading towards an unhealthy future with health and fitness levels lagging, reveals EduSports’ 5th Annual School Health and Fitness Study 2014.

Times of India, November 28, 2014

EduSports – Providing holistic education to children though the magic of sports !

Remember your childhood days ? Going to school, coming home and then going out to play at the nearest playground used to be our daily routine when we were growing up. ‘Outdoor play’ formed a significant part of our formative years and helped us remain fit, interact with children our own age, taught us sharing, caring, the spirit of games and the list of benefits goes on ! However, with urban and semi urban planning these days, play spaces for our children are reducing dramatically. The availability of addictive television shows and computer games and the unavailability of playground is posing a serious threat to the health and fitness of children today.

Techstory, September 21, 2014

EduSports: where child’s play is a serious business

What makes a person armed with degrees to die for, especially from IIT and IIM, train schoolchildren in sports? “If you are well educated, you create a safety net for yourself. So, why not use it to make a bigger leap,” say Saumil Majmudar, co-founder and CEO, EduSports.

The Hindu Business Line, March 10, 2014

Initiative to change the landscape of Physical Education in India

Saumil Majmudar, Co-founder and CEO, EduSports has been extensively working on improving the Physical Education and Sports scenario in the present education system in the country. He believes that sports education is an integral part of every child’s holistic development and upbringing. He shares his vision for EduSports and Sports education in India

Digital Learning,, March 03, 2014

If you believe in your idea with sheer bull headedness, it will go lucky – Saumil Majmudar, EduSports

Saumil Majmudar ‘s friend casually remarked that his 6 year old son was not engaging in enough physical activity, was getting hooked to TV & computers. He also observed that there were hardly any healthy, social avenues for his son to mingle with children outside of the school. Clearly, parents wanted children to play and stay fit and healthy but there were not enough opportunities for children to have a fun experience around sports. EduSports was founded in 2009 with a vision to ‘Make Sports an Integral Part of every Child’s Education and Upbringing’.

The Tech Panda, December 26, 2013

38% kids in Maharashtra unfit, finds study

Fitness level of children in the country is alarmingly low, irrespective of age group, gender and region or city type, revealed a nationwide survey. The 2013 EduSports Annual School Health and Fitness survey studied 77,669 children aged between seven and 17 years in 68 cities and 17 states. The results pointed to unhealthy Body Mass Index (BMI) scores and lack of fitness among the survey’s participants.

DNA India, December 03, 2013

A startup to help India’s young minds

Launched in 2009, India’s first school sports and PE Company EduSports is going strong. The company recently raised R.s 65 Crores from Gaja Capital. This startup looks to bring about a change in the way sports or physical education is perceived – that it is not meant only for competitive children playing for trophies but to be inclusive, and improve the child’s general fitness levels.

Business Insider, October 10, 2013

EduSports to tap 1,000 schools in the next four years

School sports enterprise EduSports will expand its reach from about 330 schools to around 1,000 schools in the next four years, said a top official of the company.

Times of India, October 03, 2013

EduSports – the way forward

In the days when playgrounds are virtually disappearing and in a situation where students find it difficult to take out time for physical fitness, the school-centric model of physical education is the way out, says Saumil Majmudar, co-founder & MD of EduSports.

The Hindu, September 12, 2013

EduSports comes up with ‘do it on your own’ model

Bengaluru-based provider of sports curriculum and training company EduSports has come up with a ‘do it on your own’ model to help schools teach students the fundamentals of sports education.

Business Standard, September 11, 2013

5 Startups To Watch

Saumil Majumdar has a history of creating businesses much before the market for them has evolved. For a while it looked as though the same was the case with EduSports, his idea of providing outsourced recreational activities to schools and parents.

Forbes India, December 26, 2012

Bangalore leads the way with school sports startups

In order to develop sports activities in Bengaluru and around the country, more and more sports management companies are engaging directly with schools.

Bengaluru Citizen matters, December 11, 2012

Fitness of children worrisome: EduSports study

The study found unhealthy BMI scores and an ‘alarming’ lack of fitness in 7-17 year olds. The body mass index (BMI) and fitness levels of children in India, in the age group of 7–17 years, are far from satisfactory, a nationwide study has found.

The Hindu, November 28, 2012

One in 4 school kids in metros obese: Survey

One in four school children in Indian metros is overweight, so is one in six in non-metro cities. Around 20% of children show signs of obesity.

Time of India, November 12, 2012

Indian moms are awkward around fat kids

After Internet users unleashed a venomous attack against a US-based fashion magazine staffer, who wrote about the diet she put her 7-year-old daughter on, Anuradha Varma finds out how comfortable Indian mothers are when handling overweight kids.

Time of India, April 29, 2012

School sports gets a professional touch

Twelve-year-old Riyan Aggarwal, a student of Vasal Education Society-run Ivy World School in Jalandhar, looks forward to his daily soccer practice in school.

Livemint, March 10, 2012

Beyond the classroom

The performance of a student is governed by factors such as parents’ cooperation and teachers’ educational background, too. As the world changes, learning from books alone may not be sufficient to build a career or for a creative pursuit in the course of one’s life.

Livemint, December 16, 2011

EduSports expects to add 80 schools

Bangalore-based EduSports Pvt Ltd, which provides sports curriculum and training to schools on an oursourcing model, expects to sign up 75-80 new schools this year, including 15 from Andhra Pradesh. It now runs the sports programme in 150 schools, including nearly 20 in the state.

Business Standard, July 04, 2011

SV Edusports: The school that educates kids to play

We just wanted kids to play.” This was the simple premise with which Saumil Majmudar set up SV Edusports in 2009 with Meer Waqiruddin Khaleeq, Parminder Gill and Jyoti Majmudar

Economic Times, February 18, 2011

Survey shows alarming levels of obesity among Indian children

‘Health & Lifestyle’ is a weekly column on how lifestyles impact on health and wellness. Here is yet another survey with sobering conclusions about the state of health of the nation: Obesity is setting in earlier than the adolescence phase for Indian children.

The Hindu, August 27, 2010

Sports + innovation = Booming business venture

In early 2009, when a leading school in Tamil Nadu conducted a survey on the fitness standards of its students, the results were alarming. The obesity levels in the children were found to be very high, and their overall physical condition was a matter of concern.

rediff.com, May 25, 2010

Sports: Startups to have a field day

Once, sport was solely about blood, sweat, grit and honour. Sportspersons personified the loftiest ideals of life. Sport had conventional connotations—representing the country, winning for national pride, spirit of the game, patriotism and the works. Emotions rode high, even if the money wasn’t there.

The Economic Times, March 19, 2010

Rethinking screen-time in the time of COVID-19

How can families make the most of increased reliance on screens — which are helping to maintain a sense of normalcy during lockdown — while also finding the right balance with other important activities?

March 17, 2021

Participation in sport can improve children’s learning and skills development, new Barça Foundation and UNICEF report finds

Participation in sport improves children’s educational attainment and skills development including empowerment, leadership and self-esteem – contributing to their overall well-being and future prospects, according to new research released today by the Barça Foundation and UNICEF.

March 17, 2021

Do athletes make better students?

The skills gained from doing sports, such as learning to focus and to improvise, could improve your academic performance

March 17, 2021

Why team sports really do improve grades?

Team sport is the only extracurricular activity to make a significant difference to students’ academic grades, new research has revealed.

March 17, 2021

Improving academic performance with physical fitness

Physical fitness in childhood and adolescence is beneficial for both physical and mental health throughout life

March 17, 2021

Exercise is positively related to adolescents’ relationships and academics

Eighty-nine high school seniors were administered a qquestionnaire that gathered information on their exercise habits…..

March 17, 2021

Sport at competitive level improves the academic performance of secondary education students

Academic performance is better if young people play sports competitively, as is clear from the findings of the thesis presented by Ana Capdevila Seder at the Universitat Jaume I

March 17, 2021

The Effect of Sports Participation on GPAs:

A typical weekday for a student-athlete involves, at a minimum, four hours of intense training in addition to a full time academic schedule.

March 17, 2021

The Effect of Interscholastic Sports Participation on Academic Achievement of Middle Level School Students

The mean grade point average (GPA) for each group and subgroup was computed and compared by group, subgroup, and sex. There were 6 categoies of sports participation, rangingfiom no sports to 5 sports. As interscholastic sports participation increased, GPAs improved.

March 17, 2021