Many students learnt how to swim in this check dam, they also put their building skills to use creating a raft to play on. Activities that are fun and engaging were always encouraged. Kerala is a state with 44 rivers. However, drowning is taking away hundreds of lives every year and it is increasing, young people being the majority of the victims. At Sarang, swimming is a compulsory subject as it is a very important life saving skill one should have.