At the beginning of 2020, no athlete, fan, or organizer would have imagined that a match, let alone tournaments in their entirety, will be held behind closed doors (in empty stadiums and quiet atmospheres), however, the pandemic brought the sporting world to a standstill.
However, COVID-19 has also brought in a wave of challenges and opportunities for the sports sector. While several events have been canceled or postponed, technological advancements have helped generate viewership and engagement.
World Heart Day is celebrated on September 29 every year. Sports & fitness activities are great for keeping a healthy heart, body mind & soul. Under the guidance of Fit India, Rope Skipping Federation of India is organizing the 21st National Rope Skipping Championship Online where they have received an overwhelming participation of 400 plus students across India. The students participating are not only from various cities but also from rural areas and remote villages. For this, the General Secretary of Rope Skipping Federation of India Mr. Nirdesh Sharma has said, that he would like to congratulate his entire team of State Associations and coaches who tried to teach the students during the pandemic using technology in the form of webinars and sessions, not only children have learned this game on their own from their home and due to this they are ready to showcase their skills. Today, those who will show their skills in this competition and the top one will also be given a chance to play the championship at the world level. He says that Rope Skipping is the basic warm-up activity for any sport and Rope Skipping itself is vast on its own and would like to see participants from every sport compete in Rope Skipping and keep themselves fit & fine.