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Today, India stands tall with its initiative to rebuild and reinvent the golden ‘Growth’ era. Currently with one of the highest youth population in the world, India is at the juncture of huge opportunities and challenges together. With 0.8 billion population in the working age, India is slated to become the world’s youngest nation by 2022.

 

This swelling figure looks like a huge reservoir of manpower but it also draws unprecedented focus towards making this talent pool employable so that they can contribute towards a developing India. With India metamorphosing into one of the fastest growing economies, job creation and skill development seem to be natural tools to lead the nation to greener pastures (Business Standard, 2015). 

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!