In a presentation shared with the HRD Ministry, Tendulkar has detailed his roadmap to make India “a successful multi sports nation”. He advocates a three-tiered approach.
Tier 1 is about making sports a subject of study in history books with chapters on Indian hockey and Asian Games, while taking note of Indian sportsmen like Dhyan Chand. He also recommends setting up a national sports museum to immortalise sport stars’ achievement, coupled with making performance in physical education count at schools.
Tier 2 should be to develop a parallel to US sports which draws its Olympians from the university network. The way forward is establishing state of the art sports facilities in five academic institutions — one each in north, south, east, west and northeast — to integrate sports with higher education.
Tier 3 will focus on ‘high performance sport’ and ‘production of future champions’ — a target to be achieved through centres for sporting excellence that the Sports Ministry will set up. For instance, a centre in Haryana could focus on wrestling and boxing complete with internationals standard rings and nutritionists.
Great initiative,hope for the best. Mumbai Magicians of Hockey India League dedicate themselves to reinvent hockey in India.
I think all sports federations should be doing it, and it should not be the government's job. The sports ministry has no influence on the activity of the federations. Now HRD ministry is coming in. We need less governance. Cricket did not become popular with government support. Let us not start another multimillion dollar spending activity with very little to show for. Government usually makes a budget and spends it. They do not make a realistic plan as to what they will achieve for that budget and show how far they achieved the result. Let sports and the millions made through the sports fuel growth of sports. Don't come and ask for the aam aadmi's tax money for pouring into another bottomless pit. Enough has been spent for CWG and Olympics.
In the hands of our current politicians we can't expect any good things which will proud our nation in the global arena. Thnx Sachin, hope u will return the faith of the common people. You proved that you are a true parliamentarian as well as a living legend. Hope we will also be great nation in sports like USA & China under your guidance.
regular spots activities in education institution not only enhances india chances for medals in international events but also works as an big boost in individual career for nation building process.we must consider this
Good move by govt, at last after 65 years in power. But corruption in sports is still a issue. It should have independent board sans all politicians. Only sports persons from various regions of the country should run this venture.
This is a good initiative. Hatsoff. But will the Govt agree for to pass the bill? How much will serve the purpose in the corrupt env?
What will a High Schooll pass do? Draw up strategies? No wonder we are called a B-republic.
this is a very good move by sachin.the idea of selcting aspiring sports persons by sms or facebook has far reaching impact as he does not have to go to any politician to get his name selected.talented ones can progress from the coahing centres.the other thing sachin needs to do is to convince parents of budding athletes take some risk in making their child a sports person than engineer or say doctor.there must a system of paying them to feel secure . good luck sachin may your efforts bear fruit in coming olympics.