Sports Literacy Mission was launched at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi in the presence of 20 Arjuna Award winners, Paralympians and Dronacharya Awardees from various sports on 22nd August, 2017 by NGO Sports: A Way of Life founded by 25 year old budding writer Kanishka Pandey, a student of Delhi University.Read More
The brainchild of a former badminton player from Uttar Pradesh, Dr. Kanishka Pandey, an amalgamation of both sport person and academic bent of mind, has been instrumental in conceptualisation of the NGO ¡®Sports: A Way of Life (SAWOL).
Sports Literacy Promotion Van
Sports Literacy Promotion Van (SLPV) is yet another unique idea of Dr. Kanishka Pandey for promoting sports culture in country. In this, a van designed by Sports: A Way of Life will be covering all the state capitals of the country for creating awareness and positivity about sports. The van will also cover all the districts which will fall in the route and at least one village associated with that district.
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"