EVALUATION / IMPACT ASSESSMENT
OF “RURAL SPORTS PROGRAMME”
CENTRE FOR MARKET RESEARCH
& SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
PROFILE OF RESPONDENTS
ORGANIZATION & REGULARITY OF EVENTS
SUPPORT & RECOGNIZATION OF SPORT PERSONS
INFRASTRUCTURE & BUDGET
SUCCESS & FAILURES
CONCLUSION & RECOMMENDATION
SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES & BROAD OBJECTIVES OF THE
STUDY AND RESULT
PROMINENT TRADITIONAL / LOCAL GAMES OF THE
OPINION OF THE PANCHAYAT RAJ MEMBERS
DETAILS OF ALL INDIA RURAL SPORTS PROGRAMME
RURAL SPORTS PROGRAMME
NORTH-EAST SPORTS FESTIVAL
PANCHAYATI RAJ INSTITUTION
SPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA
NETAJI SUBHASH NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
SPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF YOUTH AFFAIRS & SPORTS
CENTRE FOR MARKET RESEARCH & SOCIAL
FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSION
DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH AFFAIRS & SPORTS
KERALA SPORTS COUNCIL
BLOCK DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
DISTRICT SPORTS OFFICER
Over the years, the Government of India has launched several programmes to encourage sports in the country. However, we are yet to achieve a place of pride in international sports. We are lagging much behind even among the Asian countries. This indicates that implementation of sports programmes in the country leaves for much space for progress. To promote sports in India, Govt of India issued a new National Sports Policy in 2001.
The National Sports Policy, 2001 envisaged that the Central Government, in conjunction with the state governments, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the National Sports Federation will concertedly pursue the twin objectives of "Broad-basing" of sports and "Achieving Excellence in sports at the National and International levels". Sports activities, in which the country has potential strength and competitive advantage, need to be judiciously promoted. Towards this end, sports and physical education would be integrated more effectively with the school and college education curriculum.
Activities relating to sports and physical education are essential components for human resource development. It helps to promote good health, comradeship and a spirit of friendly competition, which in turn, has positive impact on the overall development of personality. This leadership can guide India towards a greater achievement. Similarly, excellence in sports enhances the sense of achievement, national pride and patriotism. Sports also provide beneficial recreation, improve productivity and foster social and cultural harmony and discipline. In the National Sports Policy, 2001, high priority is accorded to the development of sports in the rural areas to harness the available unknown talents and potential. In this context, the Village Panchayats/Gram Sabhas as well as rural youth and sports clubs will be mobilised to facilitate development of the requisite infrastructure and for the identification of talent through an appropriate competition structure in the rural areas as also in the disadvantaged and remote parts of the country which appear to merit special consideration under various schemes including for the North East. There has been a strong tradition of indigenous and traditional games in practically all parts of the country through ages. Indigenous games are being promoted through schemes related to rural sports & Northeast Sports Festival.
The rural population of India, comprising about 70 per cent of the country’s...