Sports play an important role in personality development: Modi

New Delhi: While addressing the nation in the radio program ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today stated that sports play an important role in personality development and children should be encouraged to take part in sports along with their studies.

Modi said: “The more we promote sports, the more we see the spirit of sportsmanship. Sports play an important role in personality development also. There is a great significance of sports in overall personality development.”

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PM further went on to say: “These days we see that our youth are getting increasingly inclined to the field of sports. It is becoming evident that along with studies, our new generations can see a future in sports as well. And our sportspersons, through their prowess, skills and accomplishments win laurels for the country as well.”

The Prime Minister said that if children are interested in sports, they should be given opportunities and should not be “forced off the playing fields” to be locked in rooms with books.

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“They should study as well, if they can do well in studies, they should certainly do so, but if they have the potential and the inclination to do well in sports, that should be encouraged and supported by the school, college, family and all the people around them,” Modi said.