2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part S
Importance of physical education, sports and yoga in the life of person with disabilities
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Ruby Malik, Neha Yadav and Aparna
According to World Bank, India has some 40 to 80 million persons with disability that translates to roughly about size of population of United Kingdom. As per WHO “Disability is restriction or lack of ability to perform an activity in the manner or within the range considered normal for a normal human being.” Precisely, one in twelve households has a member with disability. Although a number of sports events are held by government for disabled like Paralympics and awareness programmes by government regarding sports and disabled, a typical disabled person in a normal Indian house hold does not participate in sports event nor he do exercises largely due to challenges posed by mobility and health issues along with mental and emotional barriers to exercise and hence, is more prone to diseases due to sedentary lifestyle and illnesses Research paper aims to emphasize on the importance of physical education, sports and yoga in the life of persons with disabilities and co-creating a society consisting people who are an asset to the country mainly through: Educating the disabled about various exercises and fitness techniques that can be performed easily at home and leads to a healthy lifestyle, Inclusion In Sports, through education and extensive overall sports programmes and spreading awareness among disabled. Inclusion through Sports, that is improving wellbeing of persons with disabilities and inclusion helping achieve millennium development goals for universal primary education, access, gender equality. Rabindranath Tagore said, “The problem is not how to wipe out the differences but how to unite with the differences intact.” Sports can unite all and play a key role in the lives and communities of people with disabilities, the same as it can for people without disability. Persons with disabilities are not persons with “less abilities” but persons with “different abilities”
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Ruby Malik, Neha Yadav, Aparna. Importance of physical education, sports and yoga in the life of person with disabilities. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2019;4(1):1040-1043.