An Appeal to Parents
Today is a time of intense competition. Whatever goals and ambitions you set in for your child or whatsoever you dream for your kid, he or she has to face intense competition and struggle to achieve the goals. You instil a sense in your child to pursue such ambition so that he/she can become an engineer, lawyer, doctor or a civil servant, but you remain ignorant to the difficulties he or she may to subjected to in course of pursuing it or to say it simply you tend to pay least attention in preparing him to face such difficult situation with grace and courage.
Always dream big for your child as without such dreams you won’t achieve big. Don’t you feel when setting big goals and trying your wards to scale great heights, you also need to make sure that he/she doesn’t falter, break down or give up? Don’t you feel, it’s your responsibility to make sure that your child is prepared to face and overcome the tough competition that lies ahead of him? Today, we have numerous instances, where the children fail to cope up with the pressures of intense competition, fall under the bout of depression and often develop suicidal tendencies. Do you want your child to have a weak personality? Do you want your child to be someone who lacks conviction and courage to face challenges? One who breaks down under pressure? Is indecisive? Gets depressed in case of failures? Or becomes mentally unstable?
If you wish your child to face struggle of life with a positive mindset, if you want his as well as your dreams to come true, then it’s your responsibility that you sow the seed of strong character and personality in him from early stages of his/her life. Sports may be an effective tool for this.
It has been established through various researches that sports play a vital role in overall personality development of an individual. If you are a sportsman, you’ll be brim full of these 16 qualities:
Honesty! Ethics! Fighting Spirit! Team Spirit ! Decision Making Ability ! Discipline ! Stability of Mind ! Respect for All ! Tolerance! Courage to take the initiatives! Believe Team work ! Support for the Weak ! Emotional Stability! Honest Self Assessment! Conversion of Negative Energy into Positive Energy etc.
Your children who will have these qualities will be strong enough and capable enough to make all your dreams come true. Also, they will have personality which will never let them down and falter in tricky or negative situations. He will have both Mental and Physical strength to overcome all the challenges, which life throws at him.
Let us pledge today that we will motivate and encourage our children to play. We will not only dream big but we will make our children strong enough to attain those dreams. The kind of excitement we show to acquaint our children with the knowledge of alphabets or numerals, we will show the same level of excitement to teach them about sports.
This appeal is being made on the Teachers Day as the parents are considered to be the First Teacher of every student.
1. The increasing number of suicide cases in Kota among students who come here from different parts country to take coaching for various competitive exams, is a matter of serious concern. As per the police records in the state of Rajasthan, there was not even a single case of committing suicide or attempted suicide by sportsman in Rajasthan. Thus it is clear that those who are associated with sports neither committed suicide nor attempted suicide.
2. The conclusion drawn after an analysis of survey conducted on patients visiting Psychiatric Department in hospitals of Jaipur in Rajasthan and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh clearly revealed that 90 percent of those who were depression patients, were in no way either actively or in any form, were associated with sports. Only 10 percent of such patients were reported to be some time associated with some sports.
3. When the issue of recovery of depressioRead More
Former Chairman UGC.
I see a visionary in Kanishka. He has already translated his vision into the present book which is Sports: A Way of Life. I have closely gone through the manuscript because I received the manuscript and I got an opportunity to look into the manuscript before the book was sent to the press . I personally feel that the sport is the only apparatus which can build the character which is of paramount significance
Former Sec. Department of Health Research,GOI.
It is a brilliant piece of work which genius can do. It is start of turning point and I think it multiplies as a time moves. We are vying for healthy society and healthy does not mean you are physically fit only. It is a stage of physical, mental and social wellness. All the three things are equal and all they are interlinked to each other. India is not putting sports as a tool of transformation, which Kanishka has done actually.
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee and Chief National Badminton Coach
I feel proud to say that Kanishka from our fraternity actually has done research resulting into such lovely book and I think it’s a wonderful book you have got. Because going through the contents, thought process, it is wonderful, congratulations. I think this is a fantastic book written with great insight.
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awardee and Paralympic Gold Medalist
I believe that this book will be an inspiration in the coming times. I believe this book is about how to move forward in life and will remain a source of Inspiration. What is a game? The game is not only a win but from game you get disciplined from inside
I want to highlight three things which Kaniska has done. First of all he has gone and put into practice what many people just talk about the pain, the difficulty, which he experienced, he does not want others to go through. Second he has put in a lot of thoughts and efforts to pursue his research. The third I he is not looking at just his problem, of course it is a problem for him like he shares with us when he did not make it through the civil services. It was a big blow for him but what he has done is, he has come out of that personal tragedy and has made use of that as a platform to help the larger population. It is his vision which I want to appreciate.
President and Former Secretary, The Board of Control for Cricket in India
“……….I feet more than happy in aligning with this kind of mission where young citizens are inculcated sporting instinct to take success and failure in its stride in same humour. I as sports person is of firm believe that Sports philosophies imbibed from early stages will help individual foray into most competitive world in rather more prepared way as cut throat competitions are order of the day. ……….”
Cricket Association of Bengal
“……….concept is noble and innovative and is a big mission that can change the course of thinking of Indian people. I am on the same page in terms of thinking as only a sports person could understand as to how sporting philosophy helps building an individual’s character………..”
Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India
“……….Sports: A way of Life” written by Shri Kanishka Pandey, which is very informative and inspiring piece of research on sports………..”
Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
“……….Hardly many such significant works have been done as are intended to dovetail knowledge and strategies to be adopted by the author. Sports planner, administrators, educators, coaches etc. will definitely find this work interesting, helpful and useful in varied ways………..”
Ex-Vice Chancellor, MG University & IGNOU, New Delhi.
“……….Mr. Kanishka Pandey, “Sports: A Way of Life”, amply illustrates the positive dimensions, philosophy and practice behind the world of sports in a thoroughly analytical manner.”
“The highly researched treatise of Mr. Kanishka Pandey delineates the role of sports in inculcating positive thinking, high virtues and interpersonal considerations.……….”
Vice Chancellor, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
“……….I have read over the work “Sports: A Way of Life” done by Shri Kanishka Pandey. Shri Pandey in his work has tried to explore how the sports could be utilized to tackle many societal economic and industrial issues and overcome the psychological negative thoughts and actions. He has tried to explain how the sports could inculcate among the person the traits like discipline, dedication, commitment, working for a goal and working in a group for achieving a common goal etc………..”
Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
"He advocates the concept of a life full of sports, as sports, he believes, can help people overcome the different challenges and direct them on the path of success and progress. He calls out to all the stakeholders to come forward in their respective capacities to promote this mission"