Participation of Women in Sports: A Catalyst in Promoting Humanity for Emerging World
Richa Mishra (Shashi bhushan girls degree college lko)
Paper short abstract:
Participation of women in sports is gradually gaining acceptance in our society which help them to develop a strong character and leadership quality in them. The change in the global perspective from late 1950's made the education reformers to think positively towards Physical Education for women.
Paper long abstract:
"You can tell the condition of a nation by looking at the status of women"- as said by our first prime minister - Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru. Sports are not merely a means of recreation but an institution. It is gaining credibility as a tool of both cultural exchange & international political negotiation. The twenty first century has seen a phenomenal growth in the super structure of international and transnational sports organization providing a cornocopia of sports competition. Higher standards of sports and record breaking performances have been developed through "Integrated approach by use of knowledge from Basic and Applied Sciences". Sociologist George Sage (1974)has observed, "Sports is a pervasive human activity that to ignore it is to overlook one of the most significant aspects by contemporary society. It is a social phenomenon, which extends into education, politics, economics, arts, mass media and even international diplomatic relation. Involvement in sports as participants or indirectly as a spectator almost considered a public duty by people. It has been observed, that if there is any religion- it is sports." Mankind all through the ages has been endeavoring to equip its younger generation with knowledge, experience and skills, so that it may face the realities of life with courage and confidence. Such fundamental human tendency has given rise to a social organ called educational system. Therefore the educational system in society became an agency to transmit racial experience, social ideals and philosophy to the younger generation to meet the future challenges ahead in real manner as possible.
Development, socio-cultural and political change in South Asia