The Abhinav Bindra Foundation seeks to promote inclusion through sport
The Abhinav Bindra Foundation (ABF), in partnership with the Olympic Studies Center of the German Sports University in Cologne, is preparing to host the third episode of its educational webinar series, Olympism and its Values.
The episode is slated to be hosted at 5 p.m. (IST) on October 26 and is titled Sports for Inclusion – Breaking Barriers. The speech will focus on the need to imbibe the Olympic spirit in our daily life and promote the ideals, values and vision of acceptance, human rights and non-discrimination. This dialogue will continue the momentum of the first two episodes, which focused on the relevance of the Olympic movement in the post-Covid era and on empowering young Indians through education in Olympic values, respectively.
The registration link for the webinar is: Sports for inclusion – Breaking down barriers
The panel for the webinar includes leading educators, faculty, and former Olympic and Paralympic athletes. A brief description of the professional work of the speakers is given below:
● Teacher. Dr Nelson Todt: Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, President – Brazilian Committee Pierre de Coubertin.
● Eli A. Wolff: Director – Power of Sport Lab, co-founder and advisor of Sport and Society initiatives at Brown University, co-founder – Disability in Sport International, Athletes for Human Rights, the Olympism Project and Mentoring for Change.
● Niccolò Campriani: 3 times Olympic shooting champion, Senior Sports Intelligence Manager – IOC Sports Department, Founder – Make a Mark
● Manasi Joshi: The current world para-badminton champion, recognized by the BBC as one of the 100 most inspiring and powerful women in the world in 2020
The 90-minute virtual discussion will be held using a videoconferencing platform and will be moderated by Ms. Delnaz Elavia, Head of Consulting Services Delivery for Great Place to Work® in India.
Professor Nelson Todt said: “It is essential to provide a path leading to harmonious and authentic human development, seeking to reduce social exclusion, misunderstanding and oppression. Due to the current social reality and the challenges offered by Olympic Agenda 2020, the historical tradition of Olympism should be adopted and adapted by certain institutions of the modern world which promote ethical attitudes, adjusting the Olympic Movement to our time. “
Eli A. Wolff said: “By including people with disabilities, sport also offers opportunities for innovation and recognizes the diversity within the disability community itself. Inclusion as a core value makes our lives more meaningful when everyone is fully involved, accepted and respected.
Niccolò Campriani said: “After my retirement it was about finding another meaning in my 16-year career, beyond medals, after spending thousands of hours looking at a piece of paper, which is essentially what shooters do. an initiative of Mark, we wanted to rehabilitate and improve the lives of three refugees, who have found a sense of belonging in the sports community. The inclusive power of sport is immense and I hope we can explore this theme further through this webinar hosted by the Abhinav Bindra Foundation. “
Manasi Joshi said: “The barriers that exist in India, be it gender, caste, religion, region, disability, sexual orientation etc. voice giving me the opportunity to share my thoughts and ideas with the world. It has proven to be a tremendous catalyst in changing the discourse on disability and parasport. ”
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About ABFT: The Abhinav Bindra Foundation in India aims to embed global best practices into the Indian sports landscape, not only by supporting what currently exists as a protocol in sport, but also to make it more responsible, expert-focused and locally contextualized. . Under the vision of India’s only individual Olympic gold medalist, Mr. Abhinav Bindra, the Foundation operates under 3 pillars – education, intervention and social upliftment. With activities across the country, the goal is to ensure that we help India redefine its understanding of sport and use that understanding to enhance the day-to-day process of building a robust sports ecosystem that can create world champions. Because it’s not every four years, it’s every day!