Youth & Sports
There has been growing interest by a variety of governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in projects and programs that use sport as a tool in development programs. These projects and programs are based on the premises that sport can positively influence the lives of individuals and groups, and that sport is a simple, low-cost, and effective way to influence a broad range of development objectives.
The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports was initially set up as the Department of Sports in 1982 at the time of organization of the IX Asian Games in New Delhi. Its name was changed to the Department of Youth affairs & sports during celebration of the International Youth Year, 1985. It became a Ministry on 27th May, 2000. Subsequently, the Ministry has been bifurcated in Department of Youth Affairs and Department of Sports under two separate Secretaries w.e.f. 30th April,2008.
Sports occupy a prominent place in the life of a nation. They are the ropes that support the health and vitality of a country. They spread the message of hope and good-will among the people. They form a integral part of education. They provide recreation as well as effective instruction in citizenship. They teach a spirit of healthy competition, justice and fair play. The lack of sportsman-ship in the world has seriously affected the cause of world peace and one-world government.
The first great value of sports is that they keep us physically fit and healthy. To prove the virtue of the old pro verbs—'Health is wealth' and 'A sound mind in a sound body'. There are people who consider participation in games and sports as sheer waste of time and energy. They little realize the truth behind the adoge— 'All work and no play makes jack a dull boy.' Sports impart robust health and mental agility. Few of our objectives related to youth and sports are given below
- To conduct the sports and cultural programs for the scheduled caste, scheduled tribe and economic backward classes people and give chance to the girls and boys in rural and urban areas for their natural talents and personality development.
- Conduct the regular classes of judo-karate for development judo-karate, kung-foo etc. self-protective techniques. And run the guidance workshop.