It was only a few months ago that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in India was lauded as the most progressive in its entire history.
In the intervening time, the Indian cricket team has lost three matches.
And even as the sport of cricket, India’s most popular, has been revitalised, its social and political roots have been destroyed.
That is why the Bharatnatyam Sports Revolution is not succeeding in India.
But there are several reasons for that.
It is hard to know exactly how many people have been left out of the revolution.
A few years ago, there were about 50,000 registered sports organisations.
But the number of sports bodies in India has now shot up to about 5 million.
The growth rate of these sports bodies has slowed from 7% to 4.5%.
India’s sports associations are struggling to manage the growing demands.
The BCCI, which governs Indian cricket, has taken the position that they are not required to take a part in any sporting activity.
They have, however, begun to play a part, partly by sponsoring sporting events.
India’s cricket teams are playing a key role in the growth of sport in India, and the government of India is working to create a culture of sport.
But, as sports minister A.S. Ananth Kumar told the New York Times, sports are not a “state subject”.
The Indian government needs to address these issues in a holistic way.
The government must take care of the athletes.
The Indian cricket authorities must also invest in infrastructure and facilities for the athletes to have access to the facilities that they need.
The next big challenge is how to make sport accessible to the masses.
It will be hard to change the mindset of a people who are still accustomed to watching cricket on television.
A.K. Singh is a freelance journalist.