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Sports and Physical Education: New Trends and Innovations

Jagannath Mohanty (Editor)
Synopsis After independence, particularly in the last two-three decades Government of India has emphasized the development of sports and physical education. Besides the establishment of special organizations and institutions at the national and regional levels for the purpose, it has promoted this education in the schools, colleges and universities through provision of necessary infrastructure or physical facilities, sports and athletic aids and equipment, training and orientation etc. The Government at the national as well as state levels encourages sportsmen and athletes by providing qualified coaches, higher training, organizing regional and national meets and competitions. Above all, the Central government has encouraged the coaches, sportsmen and athletes to excel in their fields by offering various awards and incentives to the outstanding athletes and sportsmen/women in their respective fields. This book deals with this subject very comprehensively and with up-to-date facts and figures. It has dwelt upon the national policies and programmes, institutions and agencies, different types of sports and games with theoretical and practical perspectives.
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About the author

Jagannath Mohanty

Prof. Jagannath Mohanty after a distinguished academic career in India had been to United Kingdom for higher education and training-once in 1971-72 in the University of London under the Commonwealth Teachers' Training Bursaries Scheme and again in 1979 in the British Council Media Department, London under the Commonwealth Education Fellowship. He was one of the pioneering educational technology experts remaining in charge of implementing educational technology project from its very inception in 1975-76. He was in charge of the Satellite Instructional Television Experiment (SITE) in Orissa. He is an eminent author having 30 and 120 titles to his credit respectively. Especially he is a prolific writer of books for children and has received 2 National Awards and 5 State Government and Sahitya Academy Awards in this field. Dr. Mohanty has varied experiences at all stages of education-primary, secondary, higher and teacher education. He was a Professors of Education, Principal of Institute of Advance Study in Education and Director, Academic Staff College, Utkal University. He was the President of the State chapter of Indian Association for Educational Technology, Chancellor of State chapter of International Association of Educators for World Peace, President of the State branch of Indian Association of Pre-school Education, President of Orissa Children's Literature Academy and President of Rajdhani Sishu sahitya Sansad, Bhubaneswar. He is the Executive and Chairman of the MBMC Trust. The author has been awarded Emeritus Fellowship by the UGC, New Delhi.

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Bibliographic information

Title Sports and Physical Education: New Trends and Innovations
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176296074
length xvi+295p., Tables; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.
Subjects Sports