The profile of India in Olympics 2012 shows that we are not really a developing country in the field of Sports. Isn’t it embarrassing to see that the total medal we have won so far is much less than the gold medals won by some of the countries in this Olympics. It is high time that we should set a goal for our kids to excel in sports not just one but two(except Cricket, as all Indians, even my late Granny knew everything about Cricket and so it is not necessary to teach our kids how to play Cricket as it is inborn with them).
It is too much to ask for a champion from every family now, but we can at least make sure that our kids know 2 games perfectly and can play it as per the game rules. Let us make sure that we give them enough coaching to excel in sports and not stop them from achieving in sports due to monetary reasons. We can now produce ‘n’ number of engineers but how many sportsman have we given to our Country.
There was a time when we used to tell our kids that we cannot send them to sports coaching as it won’t bring them enough money. Let us not think of sports as money but as a Pride that we are going to cultivate in our kids. We now know how to make money, thanks to Globalization, so we can spend those money at least some part of it for giving enough coaching to our kids. If we start training them now, 20 years later we can definitely make them win more Gold medals as I have confidence in Indian parents, we make everything competitive when it comes to our kids performance 😉