February 22, 2012 admin

“India must emulate China to develop sports infrastructure”: experts at KCW seminar

Amritsar, February 22, 2012 : The academicians and scholars today stressed that India must emulate China in developing the sports infrastructure to shine in the field of sports at global level. The successive speakers who presented their papers at concluding day, University Grants Commission (UGC)-sponsored national seminar on “Futuristic Trends in Physical Education and Sports”, said that apart from infrastructure we should initiate a mass-movement to popularize sports culture in the country.
More than 50 research papers were presented in two-day-long seminar by experts coming from all over Punjab, Haryana, UP, Delhi and Chandigarh. The whole gamut of issues including sports management, sports psychology, ethics in sports, role of media, health medicine, science and sports, sports and business, political interference, corruption, gender equality in sports and food were discussed in detail.
The academicians said that China was nowhere in sports three decades before but it rules the world in sports arena today. “Before Los Angeles Olympics Games in 1984, China was nowhere in the sight. But today the country dominates world sports’’, said Dr. NS Maan, former head department of Physical Education, Panjab University, Chandigarh. Prof. Gurbakash Singh Sandhu who chaired the academic sessions also stated that China has made sports as their mass-movement and unless we involve general people from grass-root-level, we will not be able to compete with China in sports.
KCW Principal Dr. Sukhbir Kaur Mahal who said aim of the seminar was only to bring the best of the discussions on the diverse topics concerning sports and physical education, said more finances, public involvement, infrastructure building with more stadiums and sports ground have to be set up to give boost to the sports. She also advocated involvement of more women into the field of sports as they have tremendous spirit to compete. Dr. Kanwaljeet Singh, Director, Sports, Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) also emphasized on rooting out the ills including drugs and corruption from the sports filed.
The others prominent speakers who read or presented the papers in the seminar included Harvinder Kaur Bajwa from GGDSD Post Graduate College, Hoshiarpur, Dr. Rajinder Singh Sekhon and Amandeep Singh from Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Abohar, Herbal Consultant, Dr. AS Mahal, SS Randhawa, Assistant Director, Punjab Technical University (PTU), Jalandhar and Rakesh Kumar, Jatinder Singh Gill, GNDU, Dr. Suman Nayyar and Navalpreet Kaur from KCW, Principal, Khalsa College of Physical Education, Heir, Dr. GS Kang, Dr. Nishan Singh, Dr. HS Randhawa, Dr. Soumitra Mondal, Dr. Karanjit Singh, Mr. Manohar Lal, Dr. Rachpal Singh Brar, Ms. Manpreet Kaur, Mr. Gaurav Dureja, Mr. Lalit Mohan Tiwari, S. Daljit Singh from Khalsa College, Mr. Satinder Kumar, Mr. Ved Parkash, Mr. Lakhwinder Singh, Ms. Nitika Bhandari, Sh. Rajinder Lal and Ms. Vaibhav Rai.
KCW’s Sports Incharge, Dr. Tejinder Kaur gave the concluding remarks and thanked the speakers while Dr. Mahal gave the memento to the guest speakers.

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