Sports and Physical Education

Rekha Badsiwal

Shree Advani

You are 30-40 and 3-5 in the deciding set of a crucial tennis match. The sweat on your palms isn’t the result of physical exertion alone. The heart is racing and thoughts are flooding your head. The pressure from your parents to win weighs down heavily on your mind.

Not the ideal situation to be in - yet, all sportspersons, in their respective sport, WILL find themselves in such predicaments. Such is the nature of sports.

Saisudha Sugavannam

“It does not matter how many times you get knocked down,but how many times you get up” – Vince Lombardi, famous American football coach

Sports aficionados in India have a recurring set of questions: 

Nidhi Tiwari

Dominic Vijay

Indumathi S

Kajal Advani

When people ask me if I knew, ten years ago, that my son Pankaj Advani would become a world champion in snooker and billiards, my answer is, “No, I did not know he would, but I believed he could.”

Shayamal Vallabjee

When I was asked to write an article on the business of sport, its impact on children and the importance of having it as part of school curricula, I immediately thought of one line – Not every child is born with a silver spoon. But having said that - as an exercise scientist and a perfectionist - I do subscribe wholeheartedly to the importance of practice and hard work above talent.

Devika Nadig

Having both relished and survived twelve years as a school head and fifteen as the mother of a champion in a difficult, solitary game like chess, it will not be an exaggeration to say I have experienced a lot, both of the competitive sport, and the world it encompasses.


While many people are under the impression that physical education only means an hour or two of exercise, what they tend to forget are the benefits that sports and physical education bring especially to children. The experience of training or learning a new sport stays with them for the rest of their lives and provides opportunities for children and families to get together and have fun apart from helping them keep fit and develop health.


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