The Mauritius Sports Council in collaboration with the Panagora Marketing Company Limited organised the Candia Sports Medicine Program in Rodrigues from 27 to 31 May 2014 and the delegation was composed of:

                       Mr. Kris. L. N. Appadoo, Chairman of the Mauritius Sports Council

                       Mr. M. Chang Kye, Physiotherapist, Chairman of the Medical Committee, Board Member of the Mauritius Sports Council

                       Mr. A. Sukai, Representative of Panagora Marketing Co. Ltd

                       Mr. P. Cecile, Mr. P. Ramharai and Mr. S. Oodunt, Board Members of the Mauritius Sports Council

                       Mrs. M. Gooljar, Secretary and Coordinator of the program

The resource persons were:

                      Mr. M. Chang Kye, Physiotherapist, Chairman of the Medical Committee, Board Member of the Mauritius Sports Council

                      Mr. C. Raboude, Nutritionist from the Ministry of Health & Quality of Life

The launching of the Candia Sports Medicine Program was held on Wednesday 28 May 2014 at Marechal College, Marechal.

The Chairman of the Mauritius Sports Council thanked Mr. Kulpoo, Rector, for his warm welcome and for having put his institution at the disposal of the Mauritius Sports Council. He stressed on the fact that this programme being a valuable one, should be extended to all students.

The rector also thanked the Mauritian Delegation for having chosen his institution for the talks and said that arrangements have been made to enable all students of the college to be present.  170 students participated in the program. The launching ceremony was covered by the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation and members of the press.
 












 

In the afternoon, talks on Sports Medicine were also held at Centre Integré, Malabar for the benefits of Women of the vicinity.  Approximately 95 persons were present. Mrs. Marie Merline Francois, president of the Women Association expressed the wish that these talks be held in Rodrigues more frequently as they really benefited from the talks. She also thanked the delegation for having chosen their association and for the excellent job done by the Mauritius Sports Council and Panagora Marketing Company Limited.







 
On Thursday 29 May 2014, the delegation visited Grande Montagne College.  Mrs. M. L. François, rector of the college have arranged for 160 students to be present. The response was very positive and the objectives were attained, the students were very attentive and receptive. 

 














 
In the afternoon, talks were held at Quatre Vents Centre for the benefit of Women, senior Citizen and Youth of the region in the presence of the Commisioner for Health & Sports, Mr. I Valimamode where 80 participants were present.  The Chairman of the Mauritius Sports Council talked about importance of Women in life and that they should be aware of good nutrition and importance of sports.
 







On Friday 30 May 2014, Mr. Ashok Seesaghur, the Rector of Mont Lubin College welcomed the Mauritian delegation for the talks on good nutrition and benefit of sports.  165 students participated in the Sport Medicine Program.
  














 

In the afternoon, the last talk on Candia Sports Medicine program was held at Mont Lubin Senior Citizen centre, Mont Lubin.  Mr. Francis Claire, president of the association expressed his gratitude towards the Mauritian delegation as more that 35 senior citizens beneficiated from the talk.  He also made a request for this council to come again in his association next year.







The objectives of the Mauritius Sports Council in respect to the Candia Sports Medicine Program were attained as more than 700 participants attended the various talks held around Rodrigues.  The sessions were interactive and the response was very positive.

All colleges/senior citizens centre/women’s association visited were very grateful to the Mauritius Sports Council and the Panagora Marketing Company Limited for having organised such activities in Rodrigues.

The participants were offered an Ice Box, a First Aid Kit, sports equipment and T-shirts as well as Candia milk which was sponsored by Panagora Marketing Co. Ltd. and represented by Mr. Atish Sukai.