National Sports Day is observed on 29th August every year to mark the birthday of legendary Hockey Olympian, Major Dhyan Chand Singh. The day is observed to spread awareness on the importance of sports and daily activities in everyone’s life. India is home to the birth of many indigenous sports like Kabaddi, Chess, Kho-Kho, wrestling and Badminton.
Our country has also produced many sporting icons who have brought laurels to the country by winning medals at Olympics and World Championships. Yet, we lack behind with many adversities, it may be because we lack sports culture, lack of infrastructure, lack of sponsorship, lack of recognition and whatnot. But the point is what is the solution to emerge out as a sporting powerhouse or exceptionally grow as a multi-sporting country? What do you think should be the holistic approach to build a well insulated sporting community by tapping into the entire potential of the country’s glorious 1.33 billion people?