2018, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part B
Sports as a medium for the socialization of human in Veda
AUTHOR(S): Sutapa Giri
Sports have become an integral part of the nation’s culture throughout the world. The history of sports dates back to the Vedic era. In Vedic era there were well defined values like Mantra, in Atharva Veda, saying duty is in my right hand and the fruits of victory in my left. Physical perfection has been an integral part of the Hinduism during the era of Rig Veda, Ramayana, Mahabhatrata men of certain stature were expected of well-versed in chariot racing, archery swimming, hunting etc. Lord Krishna used an impressive discus or Sudarshanchakra, Arjuna, Bhima two of the mighty Pandavas excelled in archery and weight lifting respectively. Social development takes place through imitation, identification, reinforcement and through adjustment. The physical education as a part of the school curriculum can play significant role in the socialization of individual. Regularity, punctuality, discipline, comes from physical traits and these qualities are the part and parcel of daily life.
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Sutapa Giri. Sports as a medium for the socialization of human in Veda. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(2):135-138.