Search
Close this search box.

Giving back to the society through fitness

Saravana Govindasamy, also known as “Vans G”, an Anti-Drug Advocacy Network volunteer with the Central Narcotics Bureau, motivates others to stay away from drugs by focusing on fitness.

I joined the Central Narcotics Bureau’s Anti-Drug Advocacy Network when I got involved in the BEN or Bothaiporulai Ethirthu Nirpom (“We Stand United Against Drugs” in Tamil) Campaign, which was launched in September 2019.

One of the programmes under the campaign was a walkabout to restaurants located along Race Course Road, where we distributed BEN stickers and decals to raise awareness of the anti-drug message with the rest of the volunteers. It was a good experience and I’m excited to be able to contribute. I also hope to be able to promote fitness to the community and steer them away from drugs.

Since young, I’ve always been interested in sports and fitness. When the company in which I worked for 18 years closed down, I established my own fitness firm using my skills and support from clients. Being in the industry has taught me perseverance in working towards achieving goals and sustaining them.

Read Also:

[box_2 query_per_page=”1″ query_manual_ids=”9830″ meta_category=”” meta_date=”” meta_views=”” meta_author=”” meta_comment=”” class_custom=”9830″ load_more_btn=””]

The years of training and discipline instilled through participation in various sporting activities have helped me overcome the darkest moments in my life. It was not easy in the beginning, as there were many moments when I experienced a panic attack, but I kept at it and learnt to take things one day at a time.

Having engaged with fellow volunteers and clients over the past three years, I realised that people go through many challenges in their lives. A word of motivation goes a long way, and as someone who wants to make a difference, not only to the people around me but also to the wider community, I try to include that as part of my fitness talks.

I believe that giving back to society is a calling and it gives me purpose in life. To be able to make things just a little better for someone means a lot.

[box_1 query_per_page=”2″ query_manual_ids=”10390,10150″ meta_category=”” meta_date=”” meta_views=”” meta_author=”” meta_comment=”” load_more_btn=””]

Upcoming Events & Promotions

Events

HomeTeamNS Family Day 2024

An exclusive night at Universal Studios Singapore with HomeTeamNS at just $55 per pax! That's right – the ENTIRE park is ours for the night on 29 June 2024, 7pm - 11pm.
15th March 2024
12:21 PM
NY, USA
Check out the exclusive perks and benefits we have for our HomeTeamNS members in celebration of the inaugural Home Team Day 2024! Find out more here: https://www.hometeamns.sg/htd2024/
Promotions

FREE 1-Year HomeTeamNS Membership

Check out the exclusive perks and benefits we have for our HomeTeamNS members in celebration of the inaugural Home Team Day 2024!
15th March 2024
12:21 PM
NY, USA

Related Articles

This initiative is part of the Division’s broader efforts to preserve the marine environment and foster community responsibility within its ranks.
This month, we shine a spotlight on Mr Avinash Mishra, a beacon of change and hope through his volunteer work with the Yellow Ribbon Project.
Discover how Assistant Watch Officers utilise PolCam to keep Singapore safe.
When you’re in need of rescue, what should you do to give yourself the best chances of survival? Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)’s first responder expert shares his advice to help you navigate various urban crises.

SCDF Marine Division leads cleanup at Sisters’ and St John’s Islands

How a leap of faith led to this volunteer’s profound personal growth

A PolCam installed at a HDB block.

A Closer Look: Policing In The Digital Age

The urban dweller’s emergency survival guide

Close Up

View all

In the Force

View all

Spotlight

View all

Club Buzz

View all

Singapore Buzz

View all

Food

View all

Family Time

View all

Technology

View all

Shape Up

View all

Travel

View all