The Mauritius Sports Council in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sports & Recreation and under the sponsorship of Panagora Marketing Co. Ltd organized the Launching of Talk on Yoplait/Candia Sports Medicine at the Loreto College of Mahebourg on Thursday 6 February 2020 in the presence of:

  • Hon. Jean Christophe Stephan Toussaint; Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sports & recreation
  • Mr. Soudesh Kumar Apadoo; Managing Secretary of the Mauritius Sports Council
  • Mrs. Martine Cotte; Rector of Loreto College of Mahebourg
  • Sister Christine Jaffarally; Manager of Loreto College of Mahebourg
  • Dr. Bernard Baptiste; Sport Doctor, Program Officer at Active Mauritius (Representing the Chairperson)
  • Miss Divya Poorun; Nutritionist
  • Miss Magalie Karuppanen; Brand Manager of Panagora Marketing Co.Ltd
  • Miss Aurore Lam: Representing Panagora Marketing Co.Ltd
  • Miss Cynthia Meunier: Representing Maurilait

First part of the Launching:

  • Welcoming note by the MC (Mrs. Nathalie Ramen) followed by the National Anthem.
  • One minute of applause was done by the audience in tribute for late Dr. Chang Kye.
  • Welcoming address by Mrs. Martine Cotte
  • Address by Miss Magalie Karuppanen
  • Address by Dr. Bernard Baptiste (Representing the MSC)
  • Address by Hon. Jean Christophe Stephane Toussaint
  • As gift, a first Aid Kit, an Ice Box and Sports Equipment
  • The pupils interpreted a mimed song “Touch your Fingers”
  • Candia Milk was offered to students
  • Refreshment for guests and staff

Second part of the Launching:
The objectives of the talks are to make the participants aware of the benefits of Sports, proper physical activities and a good nutrition for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

The Resource persons proceeded with the talks as follows:
Good Nutrition was presented by Mrs. Divya Poorunand The Importance of Physical Activities presented by Dr. Bernard Baptiste.

150 participants attended the talk.

Yoplait/Candia Pamphlets were distributed to all students.

A quiz was held with questions related to the talks on Sports Medicine at the end of the programme. Four participants namely Kafrina Favory-Prosper, Jade Legentil, Harshitaa Dookhee and Melicia Adrien answered correctly the questions and were offered a T-Shirt as price.

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