The Society for Transformation, Inclusion, and Recognition through Sports (STAIRS), a National Sports Promotion Organisation in collaboration with Satyawati College, Delhi University, is organizing the National Conference of Physical Education and Sports Sciences centered around the theme “Elevating Grassroots: A Pathway to Health, Fitness, and Olympic Excellence in India.” With discussions on various themes and workshops to promote the overall physical development and well-being of athletes and students, the event is dedicated to building a healthier and more competitive India, turning the nation into a powerhouse of athletic talent.
The event is poised to be a significant step in Indian sports, aligning with the visionary outlook of the Prime Minister and the relentless efforts of the Sports Ministry to revolutionize the landscape through initiatives like the Fit India Movement and the Khelo India Program. The conference will host prominent dignitaries with Shri Gaurav Bidhuri, World Champion Bronze Medalist in Boxing as the Chief Guest, Shri Siddhartha Upadhyay, President of STAIRS Foundation, President Awardee and Former Governing Council Member of the Sports Authority of India as the key speaker to share his valuable insights and Dr. Sujay John, International Commentator & Assistant Professor at St. Stephen’s College. Professor Anju Seth, Principal Satyawati College and Dr. Sanjay Chaudhary, Associate Professor, Satyawati College also graced the event with their guidance and efforts. Sports Scientists from across the world participated in the conference and encouraged the students with their words of wisdom and experience.
The discussions and presentations will revolve around collaborative strategies to amplify the impact of grassroots initiatives. From upgrading sports infrastructure in schools to fostering a culture of wellness, the discussions aim to shape the narrative of Indian sports.
The conference also provided a platform for the students to showcase their passion and interest in Physical Education and Sports through the National Awards in Physical Education and Sports Sciences. The participants who submitted their entries with White Papers and Posters based on the themes will be facilitated during the award ceremony as a conclusion to the conference.
Talking about the conference and the need of the hour, Siddhartha Upadhyay, President of STAIRS, Foundation, President Awardee, and Former Governing Council Member of the Sports Authority of India, said, “This conference is a perfect example of continuous collaborative efforts to further boost the importance of Physical Education in institutes and further develop the Sporting Spirit in India. Such platforms are the need of the hour where the efforts of all stakeholders — educational institutions, sports organizations, and corporate entities together create an unwavering force for the youth’s future. This event serves as a crucible for ideas, a platform where experiences and insights converge to script a narrative of health, fitness, and Olympic glory across India.”
Talking about the purpose of the seminar and emphasizing the importance of Physical fitness and Sports, Dr. Sunil Purohit, National Head of the esteemed Physical Education and Sports Science Division, STAIRS said, “Sports is an important pillar to ensure positivity and instil the sense of self-recognition amongst the youth in India. Together, we shall endeavor to transform the lives of underprivileged youth and children through opportunities in sports, harnessing India’s abundant demographic potential to propel the nation toward sporting excellence. Our shared dedication will contribute to a more robust, inclusive India, ready to excel on the global Olympic stage.”
Key Sub-Themes of the Conference:
· Community Engagement and Health Initiatives: Exploring the role of local communities in promoting health, fitness, and sports participation
· Innovations in Sports Development: Discussing technological advancements and creative solutions for enhancing sports at the grass root level
· Youth Empowerment through Sports: Focusing on youth development programs and initiatives to nurture talent at the grassroot level
· Sustainable Practices in Sports: Examining eco-friendly and sustainable approaches to sports and fitness at the glrassroot level
· Public-Private Partnerships for Sports: Discuss collaborative efforts between the public and private sectors to uplift sports at grass root level
· Physical Education and Academic Institutions: Analysing the role of schools and educational institutions in shaping the future of sports in India
· Nutrition, Health, and Sports: Exploring the link between nutrition, health, and sports performance at the grassroot level
· Inclusivity and Diversity in Sports: Discuss strategies to make sports accessible and inclusive for all, regardless of age, gender, or ability
· Youth Athlete Development Programs: Highlighting successful models for identifying and nurturing young sporting talent
· Ethical Practices in Sports: Addressing issues related to fair play, sportsmanship, and anti-doping measures