International Day of Sports for Development and Peace – Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

“Sport has the power to unite people in a way little else can. Sport can create hope where there was once only despair. It breaks down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of discrimination. Sport speaks to people in a language they can understand.”

                                                                                                                                      – Nelson Mandela

Sport, by its very nature is focussed around participation and inclusion that brings individuals and communities together, and emphasises on their commonalities. It provides a forum to learn skills such as discipline, confidence and leadership and it instils the core principles such as tolerance, cooperation and respect. On 6th April 2014, the world will celebrate the first International Day of Sports for Development and Peace as proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations. Its viewed as a world language, that shares a common denominator breaking down all the walls, all the barriers. Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General, advocates for sport as a worldwide industry that is a powerful tool for progress and development.

Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt. Ltd. is proud to support the resolution. Sport is an important component for the holistic development of youth, promoting their physical, mental and emotional well being. It is also helps build social connections and promotes world peace and harmony. Sport teaches the value of effort and how to manage victory, as well as defeat. It is also about bridging the cultural and ethnic divides.

The main premise of sport make it an important and practical tool to support the achievements of MDGs (Millennium Development Goals). Sport has a direct impact on health and considerably reduces the likelihood of many diseases. Utilizing sports as a tool for social mobilisation and advocacy has been established. It has played a significant role during  immunization campaigns and HIV/AIDs education workshops as a tool for awareness generation. In the last two decades it has evolved as a significant economic force, providing employment and contributing to local development. Sport has a unique capacity to draw attention which in turn furthers voluntary involvement.

Sport can cut across barriers (both geographically and socially) that divide societies, making it a powerful tool to support conflict prevention and peace building efforts, It has been utilised in countries like Liberia, South Korea, South Africa etc and has worked well in promoting  social and global integration and fostering tolerance. Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt. Ltd. includes sport as one of the tools in its programmes for mobilizing and sensitizing communities on various programmes.

By: Kumar Anshuman

Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt.Ltd

“Sport has the power to unite people in a way little else can. Sport can create hope where there was once only despair. It breaks down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of discrimination. Sport speaks to people in a language they can understand.” - Nelson Mandela

“Sport has the power to unite people in a way little else can. Sport can create hope where there was once only despair. It breaks down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of discrimination. Sport speaks to people in a language they can understand.”
– Nelson Mandela

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17 thoughts on “International Day of Sports for Development and Peace – Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

  1. Pooja Arora says:

    Sport is a common denominator for people across the globe. Athletes have shown that sports enable people to come together in an effort to bring about global peace and to share a desire for self-improvement. Many organizations follow the concept of Sport for Social Development as a method of bringing about social change through the use of sports. Most organizations utilizing this method are geared towards underprivileged children and teenagers in urban areas covering a very important aspect for the society’s development. Sports for development programs can become a powerful tool for development and learning. They promote participation, inclusion, human values, acceptance of rules, discipline, health promotion, non-violence, tolerance, gender equality, teamwork, among others. All of the aforementioned problems are visible in the poor communities of developing countries. These issues can be dealt with by adopting programs that directly address them as part of their routine.

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  2. Rahul Choudhury says:

    There is alot to learn from the movie Invictus..The story of Mandela restoring peace and initiating development with the help of sport is there for the world to see. Replication of the same in the North-East and other tribal belts that are naxal affected can help improve the situation. Sport can be a livelihood resource and also help people come together for a cause.

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  3. Rahul Choudhury says:

    Also, Rural Sports and Paralympic and Olympic sports are included as part of CSR activities that Corporate houses can look to invest in, accelerating the process of development through sports…

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  4. Pradeep Singh Rawat says:

    Mandela is the man who promote participation, inclusion, human values, acceptance of rules, discipline, health promotion, non-violence, he helped people to come together for a cause,

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  5. Pankaj says:

    This date is used to promote the use of sports as an effective tool for development ,peace building and dispute resolution .

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  6. It was in 2005, after sitting side by side to watch their countries play cricket, that the Indian prime minister, Manmohan Singh, and the then Pakistani president, Pervez Musharraf, declared to the world that the peace process between their two nations was “irreversible”.

    Sport can create hope where there was once only despair. It breaks down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of discrimination. Sport speaks to people in a language they can understand.

    So give sports(peace) a chance..

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  7. kapil Dharmani says:

    Sport plays very important role in bridging the cultural and ethnic divides, it teaches the value of effort and how to manage victory, as well as defeat.

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  8. Sports act as an important tool for community participation also. Many IEC materials can be distributed during rural sporting events which can act as a precursor for a major programme with a community

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    • Why do you think sports is not considered to be part of CSR agenda of the corporate houses in India? Do you think they look at this as a measure of holistic development in any particular region?

      Do you think if we implement the IPL model(different sports ofcourse) in Development Blocks across the country?

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  9. Aditi Tewari says:

    Sports has been used at various situations to help people in conflict and post-conflict situations to rebuild relationships and trust in their communities. It is a great tool which has been around as an element for development cooperation since 1920s.

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  10. sonu ss says:

    Sport teaches us team building, there is no discrimination of cast, religion, borders in sports.
    Its one of the most significant activity for peace in the world and cut across barriers whether geographically or socially.

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  11. shilpa jain says:

    With the rise of sports and its inclusion in the education curriculum sports has even attained a special placement in CSR agendas in the Companies Act 2014 to which most of the corporate may abide in future.

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