Tuesday, July 7, 2020

GGIM launches Adventure syllabus for kids

PUNE: Guardian Giripremi Institute of Mountaineering (GGIM) has launched its adventure syllabus- ANU for school kids. Sunandan Lele, senior sports journalist opined during the launch ANU, a yearly Adventure Curriculum of GGIM Pune, “Imbibing adventure culture through trekking and mountaineering in school years helps kids in personality development. The last few months are unprecedented for all of us due to the Corona virus pandemic.  

Keeping this in mind, GGIM has planned new ways, new methods, new approach to embark on its 6th Edition of Avhaan Nirmaan Udaan, a yearlong adventure educational program, meant for 10-16 years, age group.

Kids start learning to adapt newer and challenging conditions at an early age, they can figure out self-weakness and also discover new skills like teamwork, leadership if they embark on an adventure at the right age. Parents have made the right decision by enrolling the students in the innovative adventure syllabus organized by GGIM as it will help kids to understand the importance of leaving their comfort zone at right time,” Sunandan Lele, senior sports journalist expressed his views on the necessity of adventure in current demanding times.

He was interacting with parents and students of Guardian Giripremi Institute of Mountaineering (GGIM)’s yearlong adventure syllabus-Avhaan-Nirmaan-Udaan (ANU) through an online meeting. The sixth edition of unique adventure course for school kids aged 10to 16 was launched online on Sunday, July 5, 2020.Every year, GGIM conducts adventure activities (an activity per month in Sahyadri and a camp in the Himalayas) through ANU adventure syllabus for school kids aged 10 to 16.
Umesh Zirpe, founder-director, GGIM explained the purpose of adventure education to students and parents. He said, “The spread of corona virus and the lockdown have taught us the undisputed importance of physical and mental health. Outdoor education through trekking, hiking, mountaineering is one of the best ways to stay healthy. Trekkers, mountaineers, nature lovers, have in particular noticed how being in nature has taught us fundamental lessons of surviving with simplicity and positivity. Outdoor education has subtly boosted immunity systems, imparted life skills, and gave the confidence to face adversities without losing optimism. We didn’t want the kids to miss the opportunity due to the restrictions on outdoor activities. Hence, we designed the ANU course with a new approach and new methods.”

During the online program, Dr. Sachin Pethkar, Founder, Jidnyasa Learning also expressed his views on adventure education and motivated the students. Bhushan Harshe, Head of Operations, GGIM, explained how the new edition will be executed keeping all the norms. Ushaprabha Page, Founder-President Giripremi concluded the session with a motivational speech. Vivek Shivade, head of the syllabus, GGIM coordinated the online session. The new edition of ANU is now underway. The registration for the course is now open to all. All the interested students, parents canlog on to www.ggim.into know more about the course and registration process. You can also contact GGIM at 8975398886 / 9890499955 for more details.


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