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Empowering Girls Through Sport

While the Indian TV channels swelled with the military prowess and glimpses of Indian heritage at the 67th Republic Day parade, the Indian women’s cricket team were also busy giving a superb all-round performance by chasing down a record total and upstaging world champions Australia by five wickets in the opening Twenty20 International of a three-match series in Adelaide.

 

- How Physical Education Is Breaking Barriers For Girls

 

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“All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy”

 

Wait, what about Jill?

Remember Jill, of the Jack and Jill fame, who was Jack’s accomplice in all games, till they came tumbling down the hill with some bruised knuckles and knees. Does something, deter Jill from playing again the next day, maybe, maybe not!

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Let us present a scenario of two children- a healthy child, and an obese child. If given a choice, we would all want to be the healthy child, which is an obvious one but this preference affects our behavior subconsciously.

As parents start investing more time and money in their child's sports, there is a marked change in their approach to their child's performance in sports.

And there is a "tipping point" at which it all goes horribly wrong!

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Observe a child in an open space, away from enclosed areas and towering pillars, where he defines his own language and discovers a new side to him; he is so engaged and connected and yet forgetful of the world around him. Let him be, let the child play!