Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur emphasises importance of sports science at National Centers of Excellence during Bharat Sports Science Conclave

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Hon’ble Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur emphasised the importance of sports science at the National Centers of Excellence in the country while addressing the Bharat Sports Science Conclave in New Delhi.

The one-day conclave was organised by TransStadia University, the education arm of TransStadia Education and Research Foundation in association with the National Centre of Sports Science and Research (NCSSR), a unit of Sports Authority of India and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, and Sportscom Industry Confederation as an industry partner, is aimed at supporting high-level research in high performance and sports training for Indian Sports and athletes.Focused on making India a sporting powerhouse based on the objectives and goal settings of Vision Olympics 2036, the Bharat Sports Science Conclave saw Anurag Thakur and the elite athletes terming sports science as a unique body of knowledge & understanding that play an important role in the development of athletes.

Abhinav Bindra also reckoned the need for sports science in athletes’ lives and urged the coaches to embrace it in their programs as well.He said, “The gathering at the Bharat Sports Science Conclave is a testament to the pioneering spirit in the forward-thinking approach of our nation in the realm of sports science. The organization of this conclave with its rich agenda and conversations and deliberations underscores the critical importance of sports science in the evolution and enhancement of athletic performance and well-being. Bindra added, “Coaches as the custodians of athletic progress must embrace sports science to fine-tune their training methodologies to this digital age. To ascend to the Olympic echelon as a nation, we must embed sports science into every layer of our athletic framework.

G. Vani Bhushanam, lead nutritionist of Sports Authority of India (SAI); Dr. Pralay Majumdar, Senior Advisor, Sports Science Education and Research (Centre of Excellence in Sports Science and Analytics) IIT, Madras; Dr. Nanaki J Chadha, Sports & Performance Psychologist and Former Indian Golfer; Dr Pierre Beauchamp, High-Performance Director, National Rifle Association of India; Amey Kolekar, Head of Sports Science, Padukone Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence are some of the names were part of the conclave.

The conclave also had a special session by TOPS CEO, Cmde PK Garg and a presentation on Integrity and Fair Play by Mr. Virendra Rajput, Senior Project Associate, National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).