SPORTS IN INDIA: PROBLEMS AND REFORM MEASURES
Sports is an activity which involves physical exertion or teams represent the particular sports or for the purpose of entertainment. People are not too connected to sports because society thinks that if we choose our career as sports then there won’t be a successful sportsman. People have a second thought that of supposing they enroll themselves in sports or if the family supports to enroll their children into sports then there is no such assurance that we will be very sportive or popular so people do avoid sports as their career.
People think that something in which every person can’t earn or can’t be very popular. There are four situations in which people play sports, they are as follows; Some people play sports because of their habit as they are adapted to that particular sport. They add playing sports in their routine as a necessary habit. Some people play because they have an emotional connection with sports. Like some people have their emotional attachment with their parents, pets, vehicles, etc. Similarly, some people have an emotional attachment to sports. They treat sports as their very vital part of life. Some people play sports just to be fit. Some people play sports to avoid their problems. People say, to avoid problems they drink and smoke, similarly, some people play sports to forget their problems and feel good.
Most of the people who play sports they just play for whiling away the time or just to enjoy for some period of time or some people take it as a purpose of medication but no one is serious about taking it as a career. The reason behind it is lack of opportunity, lack of awareness or some people think there is no future in sports it’s just mere time pass or for their enjoyment. And this is true to some extent because in India there is a lack of opportunity and there is no promotion of sports. The following finds that organization gets don’t go to the players and it is very difficult for them to earn their lively hood so I feel it is very difficult for anyone to opt sports as their future or career. The government should hold campaigns to create awareness amongst people so that people take it seriously. The government should provide funds so that every requirement should be fulfilled related to sports to attract and motivate people to take sports as their future or career. The government should provide a lively hood to every sportsmen so that they can maintain their proper diet. It’s is very essential for a sportsperson to have a proper diet so that they can maintain their health as well. If they get to earn their lively hood they can be a support to their family as well and people will opt for sports if these changes are caused. Despite these provisions, corruption is too much so people are unable to reach the benefit of these rules or laws. Sportsperson does not get the benefit of these rules and so I feel this is the reason behind that in many states sports did not make its own place in people’s lives. Government should take precautions for these issues and it is not that if people see to it one side it is enough, no government should see from the lower level to the higher level of the management so that people sports can create its place in people’s heart and they should see to it in particular that is it reached to the people or it is hanged somewhere in between due to corruption or see to it that those powers are used in an efficient way.
The government should reserve sports quota in the job in private and government sector as well. If we can let jobs be assigned according to their cast or the marks are judged on the basis of the case then there should be even sports included because with the caste people are also having an extra talent so why can’t we appreciate that talent? In any competitive exam, there should be sports quota so people do not think that their playing sports are a mere waste of time and energy. When people involve themselves in sports they somewhere lack in studies and hence they cannot give much time to sports as compared to the normal students who do not involve themselves in sports. This is somewhere a big hindrance to talent, some people think of their secured future and drop attaining sports as their future or career.
In every city, there should training institutions for every kind of sports and experienced coaches for all the sports so that people get motivated towards sports and do not waste their talent. They can at least earn lively hood and so that parents will also be free about their children’s career, at least they will be satisfied that their child is earning a minimum amount of sports and even sportsman will get motivated to use their talent in the future. If there is a training institution center in every city it will change people’s mentality towards sports. I feel that the actor's son is an actor that shouldn’t happen because there should be proper testing and examination to take out an efficient player. And it shouldn’t be only in a day or two at least it should be held for a minimum of 10 to 11 days because every player cannot play well on that same day so. So hence sports should be given equal importance and proper maintenance.