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The NSS Unit of Carmel College for Women, Nuvem, Goa organized Health and Fitness Fair, a unique event to promote healthy lifestyles, especially among the youth, on 21st January, 2020. The event was marked by inter-collegiate competitions, guest talks, exhibition of local organic produce and plants, kitchen gardening tools, games and food stalls as well outdoor fitness challenges. Students from different colleges took part in on-stage competitions that included presentations on Grandma’s home remedies for common ailments and fitness dance. In the off-stage activities, students prepared delightful plates filled with fruits, vegetables and other natural ingredients while others took part in a poster competition on the theme ‘Mental Health’.

The Keynote address on the theme ‘Health and Fitness’ was delivered by Homeopath and Environmentalist, Dr. Suvarna Fonseca, who stated that it is a healthy mind that can result in a healthy body and gave a plan of action towards a healthy lifestyle. Noted environmentalist and promoter of organic farming, Mr. Miguel Braganza gave a talk on kitchen gardening and Dr. Marlindo Rebello spoke to students on mental fitness.

The event also gave a platform to local farmers and stalls selling organic farm produce, plants and kitchen gardening items were put up at the campus. Earthern pots displayed authentic Goan fish, curry and rice which were served for lunch along with ‘Vonn’ a local delicacy with coconut jaggery. Game stalls and physical challenge exercises, besides a cyclathon added to the fun and excitement.

MES College team emerged as Health and Fitness Champions winning the coveted trophy and Chowgule College was declared as runners up in a closely fought battle.