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SDP – an effective intervention in tackling youth development issues

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (2009) enacted by the Parliament of India while making (elementary) education a fundamental right to every child between the age of six and fourteen, laid emphasis on the importance of … Continue reading

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India’s cricket diplomacy in Afghanistan: Sports as an unifier

On Aug 19 this year Afghanistan celebrated its 94th Independence Day. A few days prior to this, the Indian government announced an approval of US$ 1 million for constructing a cricket stadium in Afghanistan. The fund granted under the Indian … Continue reading

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Sports countering Social Problems – Few examples from India

Saying that sport has potential to change lives is not an exaggeration. However, the potential of sports to help attain various developmental objectives largely remains untapped in India. There are only a handful of initiatives (including both government and non-government) … Continue reading

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Mix Sports and Politics: Sporting initiatives as potent tool for South Asian integration

Almost a year back, talking about India-United States partnership at the Bombay Stock Exchange, the US Vice President Joe Biden said, “As an Irish American, it pleased my heart to see you beat England (at sports of course!)”. Those words, … Continue reading

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What is ‘Sports for Development’ and why we need it?

In simple terms ‘Sports for Development’ (S4D) could be defined as the use of sport in addressing complex sociopolitical issues such as education, poverty, social exclusion/inclusion, violent and non violent conflicts, post war and/or disaster trauma, gender justice, integrating marginalised … Continue reading

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