The first day of the Navi Mumbai Krida Mahotsav saw enthusiasm and enrgy reverberating at the NMSA grounds where many of the matches of the Mahotsav is being held. Navi Mumbai Krida Sankul has organized the Navi Mumbai Krida Mahotsav 2009 at the NMSA grounds. Getting into its first day, this sports contest explored healthy avenues to release the youth’s capacities, develop their physical abilities, build self-confidence, will-power and goal setting competencies and instill in the young minds a vision that will enable them to become self-motivated agents of social change to serve the healthy interests of all beyond national boundaries. Former Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik who is also the President of Navi Mumbai Krida Sankul spoke to NMTV News about the emphasis and aim of this Mahotsav. On the first day of the event, NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik was present to encourage and cheer the students. Present along with was senior journalist Anil Thattey and Sandeep Vengurlekar - (Vice President, Corporate Affairs) - Birla Group of Industries. Teams of boys and girls under the age group of 12 yrs, 14 yrs, 16 yrs came together to show their talent in sports like kabaddi and kho-kho. Through this Mahotsav, the students endeavored to be enthusiastic and happy, nurturing the values of fair play, sharing, tolerance, appreciation, encouragement and fostering love for one another.