Native sports may become endangered, says Rosaiah

‘Sports should become part of daily routine for children’

August 31, 2014 01:07 pm | Updated 01:08 pm IST - TIRUCHI:

Governor K.Rosaiah honouring C. Samuel Chelliah, Youth Officer and Regional Head, NSS Regional Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, whose paper was selected as one of the three best presentations, at an international congress in Tiruchi onSaturday. Photo: B. Velankanni Raj

Governor K.Rosaiah honouring C. Samuel Chelliah, Youth Officer and Regional Head, NSS Regional Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, whose paper was selected as one of the three best presentations, at an international congress in Tiruchi onSaturday. Photo: B. Velankanni Raj

Educational institutions, sports associations, sportspersons, and parents should join hands to make India’s presence felt on the global sports arena, Governor K. Rosaiah said.

Educational institutions should identify inherent skills in young students and develop them into future sportspersons, said Mr. Rosaiah in his valedictory address at the international congress on “Renaissance in sports – strategies, challenges, and choices”, sponsored by the University Grants Commission, at the National College here on Saturday. “Sports should be part of one’s life.

It should nurture human values. That too for the young children it should be a part of daily routine,” he said.

The Governor expressed concern that native Indian sports might become endangered in the course of time. Exploring the inherent skills and sporting talents in the rural youth was imperative, he said.

He congratulated the State government for sanctioning Rs. 15.20 crore towards the conduct of rural sports in all districts.

Good initiatives

The construction of sports hostels, swimming pools, and other sports facilities and sanction of special scholarships were commendable initiatives. The Centre was providing facilities for the development of sports and it was up to the youth to make best use of the opportunities.

W.I. Dawaram, president, Tamil Nadu Olympic Association; Ravi Murrugaiah, chairman, Vasan Estates; V. Chakrapani, vice-president, National College; K. Raghunathan, secretary; K. Anbarasu, principal; D. Prasanna Balaji, director and head, Research Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences; Bathool Maluk, chair, Young Indians, Tiruchi Chapter, were present.

The two-day congress that attracted delegates from India and abroad was organised by the Research Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, National College, in association with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, NSS Regional Centre, Chennai, and Young Indians, Tiruchi Chapter.

The Governor distributed best paper awards to three participants on the occasion.

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