SPORTS CULTURE

  • MP Sachin Tendulkar wants sports to be a compulsory activity October 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Star India batsman and Member of Parliament Sachin Tendulkar has some plans to improve the sports culture in India, and he wants to share that in detail with the government. By integrating it with the education system, Tendulkar wants sports to be a compulsory activity in all educational...
  • School children to get grades for sports August 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Youth Affairs and Sports Ajay Maken on Thursday unveiled an exposure draft on National Physical Fitness Programme for school children that would aim at making physical fitness "academically rewarding". The programme seeks to ensure better health among school going children and broadbasing...
  • Maken draws up fitness scheme for students August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: In a bid to ensure better health and promote sports culture among kids, Sports Minister Ajay Maken Wednesday came up with a proposal under which school children will get marks for their physical fitness. Currently marks and grades are linked to academic performance, but the new proposal seeks to...
  • India to copy China's sports culture December 14, 2006

    Doha: Once again India's medal take at the Asian Games has been dwarfed by China. Suresh Kalmadi's job is to ensure that situation changes. As president of the Indian Olympic Association, Kalmadi helps oversee a multimillion dollar programme aimed at overhauling India's sports development and giving China, one of the world's...
  • Sports culture lacking in India December 5, 2006

    New Delhi: Not just sports fans but even our Parliamentarians are disappointed with India's poor showing in most international sporting contests. In its report, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development has said that a sports culture is lacking in India. Hockey is India's national sport but these days players use...