Hyderabad: Sportspersons attending the Telangana Jagruthi International Youth Leadership Conference on Sunday stressed on the need to impart physical education and enhancing the role of drill teachers in schools.
At a panel discussion on ‘Resilience for youth development: Success and beyond’, Indian badminton national coach Pullela Gopichand said there is an immediate need to change the way physical education takes place in school and said drill teachers should move beyond just monitoring classes.
Speaking about intrusion of online gaming, Gopichand, said, “The disadvantages of online gaming outweigh the advantages. The more we move away from movement (of limbs), the more lifestyle problems we’ll encounter. In online games, rewards pop up every two seconds. Such rewards keep encouraging one to play more.”
Wrestler Babita Phogat and mountaineer Malavath Purna were also part of the panel discussion. Iterating the need for physical literacy Malavath said, “Physical literacy is very important, as it gave me a life.” The youngest girl to climb Mount Everest aspires to join the civil services and climb the highest peaks in all continents.
Phogat said that she had trained at least a 100 times harder than what was shown in that one song sequence in movie on her life, Dangal.
Phogat and Malavath were felicitated with the Telangana Jagruthi Young achievers award....