CII Organized a Debate on Sports on 21 December, 2012 at New Delhi. The format was new – a contest – with Speakers for and against the motion. Each speaker was introduced by the moderator and were given 3 minutes to speak. Then the debate was opened to the audience.
The two topics covered were the following:
1) Government Policy is the decisive factor in making India a Sporting nation: Mr Rahul Mehra, Sports Lawyer and Activist who spoke for the motion walked away with the award for the Best Speaker. He said that Sports in India is getting Talibanized and gangraped by politicians and personal interest.
However, speakers against the motion walked away with the team prize.
2) Other sports are not making a mark in the cricket dominated Indian Sports scenario: Mr Amrit Mathur, CEO, GMR Group who spoke against the motion walked away with the award for the Best speaker. Speakers against the motion walked away with the best team prize.
The prizes were distributed by the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports. He candidly pointed out that he was very new to the industry and recommended that for better understanding of Indian Sports and the prevailing situation he would like CII to organize a CEOs Roundtable on Sports where he would have some questions to ask the industry members, associations/federations and government officials. He wants this to be organized at the earliest convenient date and time.
CII as part of its initiatives in sports organised a half a day Debate on Sports in India on 21 December 2012 in New Delhi. Sport is a vital and universally recognized yardstick to measure the nation’s well being. It is extremely imperative to boost the culture of Sports in India; in the true spirit as not only, does this ensure healthier and happier generations but also does the tremendous dual job of an adhesive by connecting the nation to the rest of the world, and building the nation’s stature. While in principle, we all agree to this, but does the de-facto match the de-jure is the introspection we need to do! The topics of the debate were:
· Government Policy is the decisive factor in making India a sporting nation
· Other sports are not making a mark in the cricket dominated Indian sports scenario
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