New Delhi: Indian Olympics Association president PT Usha praised the Goa government and the National Games Organising Committee for including a wide range of sports disciplines in the recently concluded 37th edition of the National Games, saying it attracted more athletes from various age groups and would attract more fans towards these disciplines.
The 59-year-old, herself a legendary track and field athlete, said traditional and indigenous Indian sports should form the core of the National Games as that can help inculcate the sports culture in our society.
“Goa has done a fantastic job of organising the National Games. Going forward, several strategies can be implemented to engage more youngsters. I would like to suggest that organisers should promote inclusivity by featuring a diverse range of sports. And, actively address issues related to gender and diversity. They should aim to involve local communities and schools in the planning and execution of the National Games,” said Usha on the way forward to make the National Games a celebration of India’s sporting prowess. (ANI)