On 26th and 27th July 2018– Confederation of Indian Industry with Sportscom organised its annual international convention on business of sports named SCORECARD 2018 “Making India Play” at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi.
The convention was inaugurated by Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (Minister of Information & Technology, Youth Affairs & Sports) with the release of report on “Building a sports bridge with education, health & tourism”.
Col.Rajyavardhan spoke about the less talked about part of National Sports Development Fund (NSDF) and how this fund supported our Olympians throughout the years. He accentuated upon the liberty on the sides of sports-persons to ask for financial support through NSDF by himself declaring “There is no dearth of money”. He added by telling about the upcoming systematic program to train children from the age of 8 years by identifying them on various grounds of physical and biological levels through genetic and DNA mapping.
The Minister said that upcoming National Sports University will open new avenue generation potential and employment for people from various sports disciplines and for the areas of sports management, sports science, sports technology and sports training. At last, He emphasized on the public private partnership in sports through investment from the private sector as well.
Mr.Sanjay Gupta (Chairman, CII National committee on Sports & Managing Director, Star India Pvt Ltd) Spoke about the influence of professional sports leagues in the development of sports in India and 0.5% contribution of sports in the GDP. Mr.Jalaj Dani (Co-Chairman, CII National Committee on Sports & Co-promoter, Asian paints Ltd.), Mr.Chandrajit Banerjee (Director General CII) and Dr.Fabian Ulrich (Head of International Relations and strategic projects, German Football Association DFB) also introduced their thoughts regarding the development and promotion of sports on different levels.
The convention was consists of total 11 sessions of discussions from experts from various fields of sports speaking about the various issues and ideas around sports.
Session 1 – Shaping the Eco-System of Sports in the Country
Session 2 – Building a Sports Culture
Session 3 – International Session – Grassroot Sports Models
Session 4 – Mainstreaming Sports Education in Schools – Making 300 million children play sports 60 minutes daily
Session 5 – Sports is more than just a Game – Career Roadmap and Oppotunities in Sports
Session 6 – State perspective on Sports
Session 7 – CSR Funding in Grassroot Sports
Session 8 – India – Sports Ecosystem in Sports
Session 9 – India- the Next Global Sports manufacturing Hub
Session 10- Consumer Engagement case Study
Session 11- Sports Sciences – Road to fitness