A correct and rightful fusion of spirituality, newer techniques and technologies can play a pivotal role in heightening Indian's prospects in sports. This was stated by Punjabi University vice-chancellor Jaspal Singh, while presiding over the three-day conference on 'Futuristic trends in physical education', organised by the varsity's department of physical education here on Thursday. "India is the most affluent country in the world when it comes to spirituality, which can work wonders in excelling on the sports fields," he said.
Olympian, Brig Labh Singh, in his inaugural address, said that with the increasing onslaught of media channels, Internet and the prevalence of nuclear families, children were becoming self-centred both at home and in school. "Sports can be a panacea for most of the individual and social ills. We will have to change our lifestyle," he said.
Dean, faculty of education and information science, Kirandip Kaur, said that educational psychology could play a significant role in amending the lifestyle. She also thanked all the delegates and dignitaries assembled on the occasion. HoD, Nishan Singh Deol delved into the theme of the conference and welcomed the delegates. Former vice-chancellor of LNCPE, Gwalior, AK Uppal, also spoke on the occasion.
Renowned veteran marathon runner Fauja Singh, popularly known as 'Turbaned Tornado', was honoured on the occasion.