Good morning to everyone in this room. I would like to thank the principal, the teachers, and my dear friends for allowing me to speak to you today about sports in India. Sports have always been seen as a pastime in Indian society, and the Indian way of thinking has never allowed for the expansion of sports’ role in our culture.
We focus on the terrible situation of Indian sports with each passing international athletic event before returning to our jobs to feed ourselves and raise the next generation. It would be necessary to spread these chances to every corner of the country through business and governmental initiatives to develop a sporting culture.
Dhanraj Pillai, Deepika Kumari, Vijender Singh, and Sushil Kumar all serve as examples of bright-eyed young people from small towns who’ve had desires to succeed through their skill.
Because those academics are viewed as the only way to earn a living and start a family, the lack of chances for athletes in India is a significant source of concern for both the young and their parents. Just very few hopefuls get to compete for the Indian national team in any sport, therefore parents fail to see sports as a legitimate career option.
Schools don’t have enough specialist coaches for all the sports, which results in generic trainers and peer pressure. Although there are private coaching facilities accessible, the high expense dissuades young people with potential.
India has to put greater emphasis on sports, with more experienced athletes making more deliberate decisions and putting in consistent effort. Thank you.