This post is written by Sujoy Dhar of Team Samhita. Prasanna, now 19, works as a Sports Leader in Dream Football programme, an initiative run by Bangalore-based NGO Dream A Dream. Prasanna joined the sports programme seven years ago. Coming from a violent, conflict-ridden background, the sports programme helped him channelize his violence positively into sport to [...]
Think Sport will track initiatives across India which seek to build and strengthen a vibrant sports culture; one that reaches every level of society while encouraging holistic development. These initiatives will soon build a culture such that people participate in recreational sport as a lifestyle choice.
The growing movement that recognises the personal and social benefits of sport has the potential to make a valuable contribution to development. Sport for development has been recognised byUNICEFand other international bodies as a key tool to achieve various development objectives. India has the potential to join these ranks by recognising and applying the lessons of community based sports initiatives. Think Sport recognises that developing the culture and attitudes towards sport requires change at all levels, from policy to play. This platform will serve to connect groups working toward this change.
The contributors to this section are Dharmesh Mistry and Rahul Brahmbhatt. Click to check out theirbiographies.
Dharmesh Mistry is a contributing writer to Think Sport. Ahmedabad Ultimate has released a short video which captures the essence of its effort to use the unique game of Ultimate Frisbee for youth and community development. Unlike many other sports, Ultimate is played without traditional referees; instead, the players themselves mediate the game. This [...]
Dharmesh Mistry is a contributing writer to Think Sport. Amongst the host of education support offered to 10,000 tribal youth by the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) in Orissa, you also have the very English sport of Rugby. Played by both girls and boys, the school has really embraced the sport and has received [...]
Dharmesh Mistry is a contributing writer to Think Sport. Mumbai based NGO Down to Earth (DTE) is hosting its annual sports event the ‘Interactive Games Day’ on February 21, 2010 and is looking for volunteers for the event. The event will involve games that challenge kids physically and mentally and will require for them to [...]
Rahul Brahmbhatt is a contributing writer to Think Sport. After a two year hiatus from international competition, the Indian women’s national football team is currently competing in the 11th Annual South Asian Games was held from January 29th to February 9th in Dhaka, Bangladesh. As a result of not scheduling any international friendly matches for [...]
Sports | Beyond Sport | Summit
Dharmesh Mistry is a contributing writer to Think Sport. The Beyond Sport Awards are open for another 80 days. There are 12 categories for the Beyond Sport Awards 2010 covering the entire sporting spectrum of health, social inclusion, corporate and social responsibility, and philanthropy. Beyond Sport is a global organisation that promotes, develops and funds [...]
[Think Sport] UK High Commissioner urges Indian companies to take a more active role in developing sports culture in India
Rahul Brahmbhatt is a contributing writer to Think Sport. On December 15 and 16, 2009, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Global Sports Summit took place in New Delhi. The focus of the conference was to highlight the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the sports ministries of India and the UK [...]
Think Sport | Yuwa | Jharkhand
Dharmesh Mistry is a contributing writer to Think Sport. Franz Gastler, director and co-founder of Yuwa, and Willem Grimminck, an anti-human trafficking specialist, left the TATA Football Academy in Jamshedpur on Saturday, December 5th, and are on their way to the FIFA Headquarters in Switzerland by motorcycle to raise awareness for youth football as a [...]
Dharmesh Mistry is a contributing writer to Think Sport. In November, three students from SKSN, a school for the disabled in Rajasthan, travelled to the UK to share their experiences at a number of community events around the country and further demonstrate their sporting ability. Their event was covered in the Bolton News: Janak said: “I’m not lesser [...]
The ThinkChange India team is excited to officially introduce a new section on our site: Think Sport. After all, what would any good news site be without a sports section? Think Sport will focus on topics related to sport and development, along with the emerging intersection between sport and social enterprises. For those readers that [...]