Mangaluru, May 05, 2015: It is seen that Tannir Bavi beach could well be a favourite spot for children, Children will be exposed to norms of beach safety, surfing and rescue operations.
The Australia-India Council (AIC), in association with international swimming coach Partha Varanashi, has launched a free Surf Life Saving programme to train children in competitive surfing and lifeguard services.
A team of aged 8 to 16 have completed a training programme, comprising twelve weekends for a span of two hours each. Now, these kids are all set to receive an international certification from Surf Life Saving, Australia. Partha told media the children are familiarised on methods as per the junior programme that introduces children to surf lifesaving operations.
Partha Varanashi said that the training free programme included swimming, beach safety, surfing, and rescue methods, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Six coaches, trained by experts from Australia conduct training in various beach activities that are aimed to shape children into life savers. Surf life saving is a movement that comprises key aspects of voluntary lifeguard services and competitive surf sport, which originated in Australia.
The AIC programme launched at Tannir Bavi, is a convenient location in Mangaluru for beach activities. Children, who have learnt swimming, are allowed to take part in the Surf Life Saving programme. We teach them how to spot dangers, rescue a person in danger using surfing boards, also included are beach running, and beach cleaning. Safety equipment including oxygen cylinders are provided, the programme will continue. Trainer Niroop G R and others will take part in the programme. Training takes place at Tannir Bavi beach on all Sundays from 7.30am to 9.30am, he said, adding that this programme is a good opportunity for school students to learn.