A Mixed Gender Netball tournament was organised by Pro Sport Development, KBC partner from Bhubaneswar, on 18th of Jan 2020. The event was organised in Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir, Patrapada where KBC youth from 4 schools participated and brought tremendous energy to the event.
This tournament challenged the belief that girls and boys are not equal when it comes to sports. The event stood for the spirit of equality in sports and aimed at breaking the boundaries that divide sport by gender. Boys and girls were encouraged to play as equal partners by supporting each other.
During the event, the KBC youth from Beena Bharati Vidhya Mandir in Bharatpur decided to do a theatre performance on gender discrimination for their fellow KBC youth from other schools. The play highlighted the ways gender stereotypes and socially constructed gender norms are influencing their daily lives. The performance was well received by the youth, they felt that the play reflected their reality in the society and should be challenged. Therefore it is important to come together and should start by having open on these issues.