The Aniruddha's Institute of Sports and Bonsai Sports
Sport is a crucial part for the development of an individual's body and mind. When it comes to outdoor sports, it helps the person to keep himself physically fit and also to develop his personality. These days, we can notice how the count of upcoming generations who are involved in outdoor activities is steadily decreasing in number. This has been due to lack of space, the pressure of studies, alternate means of entertainment such as computer games, games available on mobiles, television and many other factors.
People have become habituated to the lifestyle where the recreational activity is given the least priority. We hardly see any children play outside these days. This creates a severe impact on their minds and bodies since their mental and physical development gets affected. Not only children, even adults who are thirty and beyond, must play a game or a sport, at least once a week.
Thus, 'The Aniruddha's Institute of Sports and Bonsai Sports' (AISBS) was formed by Dr Aniruddha Dhairyadhar Joshi after a thorough research for over two decades. The word 'Bonsai' is a Japanese term which stands for a 'dwarfed' or a scaled-down version of an original object. For instance, a bonsai banyan tree would be a miniature banyan tree with attributes similar to that of an original banyan tree. On similar lines, this institute comprises of games like French cricket, squash, ping pong and also indigenous sports such as kabaddi, kho-kho and lagori which are tailored into their bonsai versions.
One of the objectives of bonsai sports is to make the most of it even when there is limited space available for play.
Today, bonsai sports are being played at more than 60 locations in Mumbai itself with nearly a thousand people between the age of 10 to 70 years participating in it.
This is how one remains physically, mentally and spiritually fit!