Girls and Sports: From Myth To Reality

With National Sports Day around the corner, we look at the benefits of letting our girls play sports. Read on for exclusive inputs on the subject from champion sportspersons.

By Pratibha Pal

First the good news – girls, in the age group of six to nine years, are just as interested as boys when it comes to playing sports. Now, the bad news – By age 14, girls are dropping out of sports at almost six times the rate of boys. So, why do girls not take up sports seriously despite the huge benefits it carries? Why don’t parents encourage girls to play sports? Blame it on the several myths that surround girls and sports.

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