State Finally Gets A Shot At Sports Policy

  • If your child is not that enthusiastic about sports and fitness and his/her school does not push him/her enough, things may change soon.
  • The State has finally got a shot at having its own sports policy with the “goal” of making it the sports destination of the country.
  • The committee formed by the Karnataka Knowledge Commission, boasts of some of the biggest names in Indian sporting history
  • A report is likely to be submitted in a few months.
  • Members of the committee include Rahul Dravid, former captain of the Indian cricket team and member of the Karnataka Knowledge Commission, badminton legend Prakash Padukone, Arjuna Award-winners Ashwini Nachappa and athlete Reeth Abraham.
  • Areas expected to get a fillip are school and college-level sports and manpower and sporting infrastructure.
  • Ms. Abraham said there is a need to make sports and fitness compulsory in schools, just like other subjects.
  • She explained: Children these days are not getting enough exercise and they will not do it without being pushed
  • Human resource is the other area being explored, which includes getting coaches at the grassroots level.
  • Ms. Nachappa said: We have a lot of physical education teachers doing disciplinary classes rather than sports.