When it comes to Olympics, it is all about participating in an International Sporting Ceremony. Athletics helps people to connect. It provides opportunities for the participants to observe and empathise. Most of all, it unites nations, irrespective of their political and ideological differences. Sport is an effective vehicle to realise and attain the goals of a better future for humans.
In the light of the points mentioned above, here are some of the reasons why it is important to contend in physical activities, on an international level:-
Participation in athletics develops the unity of mind and body, through which optimum health could be achieved. Sports help in promoting societal harmony, peace and justice in society. Above all, it helps in breaking down barriers, not only between social classes but also between nations.
Here are some indirect benefits of organising International Sports Events.
At the outset, it is all about the recognition and enhancement of national prestige. It also aids in the stimulation of interest in the field of sports, among the youth of the nation. Such events will eventually lead to the construction of outstanding infrastructures for physical recreation and national development. It will also result in creating new sources of income, promotion of self-employment and increases job opportunities.
The hospitality and tourism sectors will have a cascading effect resulting in the growth of this industry.
Abilash Rathnakaran, Director of Sports, Vels University, has had a proficient presence in the sports field, spearheading several events with the state and central governments. In this process, he has associated himself with different sports federations of India, which includes the Senior National Volleyball Championship in 2016, Asian Bodybuilding Championship in 2017, Mr India Senior Bodybuilding & Best Physique in 2018 and Paralympic Nationals Games in 2019. His life, driven by his untrammelled passion for sports, is coupled with the goal of leading the way for aspiring sportspersons and enthusiasts. He would be enriching the viewers of the Asian Herald with his insights, as our Special Sports Correspondent.