“The society and the government must encourage children to focus their mind on sports,” said former home minister PGR Sindhia.
He was speaking after inaugurating sports activities for the academic year 2016-17, organised by SDVS College, at its premises.
Addressing the students, he said that one can become a good citizen only if he is healthy. “India has abundant human resource but it is not being used properly.
“From this year, we are celebrating hockey legendary Dhyanchand’s birthday as our National Sport’s Day but this gains momentum only if India improves in sports. It must thrive for more gold in Olympics and the sportsmen should start their training now itself for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics,” he said.
“Even the parents play a vital role in encouraging their children in this regard. India has contributed to the world in a big way through yoga, similarly it must take lead in sports activities,” said Sindhia.
Gangappa of State’s Scouts and Guides said that sports encourages one to lead a good and healthy life and it also improves one’s concentration of mind and it has the capacity to reverse failures to success and everyone must think in this regard.
Various sports activities were conducted on the occasion.
The founder SDVS College, Duggahatty P Veerabhadrappa, District Scouts and guides commissioner, MallikarjunaSwamy, Secretary V Gangadharswamy, Principal L Shruthi and others were present.