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Webinar | Sports Policy, Gender, and Healthy India | Dr. Nita Chowdhury, IAS (retd.)

January 30, 2021 | Saturday | 5:00 - 6:00 pm IST

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27 January, 2021 | 7 min read

The Ashoka Distinguished Policy Speaker Series cordially invites you to a distinguished webinar by Dr. Nita Chowdhury, IAS (retd.) former Secretary, Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India on January 30, 2021 (Saturday) from 5:00-6:00 PM (IST). 

She will be delivering the talk on – Sports Policy, Gender, and Healthy India 

Date: January 30, 2021 (Saturday)

Time: 05:00-06:00 pm IST 

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Sport plays a crucial role in modern societies and India is no exception. Given the country’s rich sporting history and the plethora of talent it has to offer, its current state is disappointing. Regulatory inefficiencies and irregularities in organizational structures have plagued sports administration in the country. Gender-based discrimination, insufficient promotion of physical activity, general disregard of sports by the Indian societies, and other undesirable trends have not only affected the performance of pro athletes but have negatively impacted national health. 

Moreover, the pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to sports in general. A discussion on revising India’s sports policies to promote inclusive participation, achieve greater competitive success, and aim for a healthy India is imperative. This distinguished webinar by Dr. Nita Chowdhary, former Secretary Youth Affairs and Sports to the Government of India, will touch upon how India’s sports policy can change for the better in the post-COVID era. 

Speaker’s Bio

Dr. Nita Chowdhury, former Secretary, Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, is an IAS officer of the 1977 batch, from the Uttar Pradesh cadre. Prior to her transfer to the Ministry for Women and Child Development in July 2013, Dr. Chowdhury served as Secretary of Youth Affairs in the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs. At the centre, she has held the post of Joint Secretary, Department of Animal Husbandry and Secretary, Department of Official Languages, under the Ministry of Home Affairs. 

In Uttar Pradesh, Dr. Chowdhury has held the posts of District Magistrate, Jalon, Commissioner, Agra and Moradabad, and Principal Secretary, Health, Taxation, and Industrial Development. She was an Administrative Member in the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), a body that settles disputes and addresses complaints regarding persons in public service, working under the Union Government. 

The talk will be followed by a moderated Q&A session. 

For any questions, comments, or suggestions please write to us @Ashoka Distinguished Policy Speaker Series  

We look forward to hosting you. 

Warm Regards,

 Team ADPSS   

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