1 Play Sports Live-Streamed Indian Olympic Education Committee Webinar
Updated: Jul 7
1 Play Sports, a community, local, and grassroots level sports production & streaming company, came together with Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Olympic Education Committee (IOEC) to live-stream an International Webinar on Olympism and Olympic Education in the 21st Century held on 11th & 12th June 2020 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm (IST)
1 Play Sports streamed the webinar live across its social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Helo on both 11th and 12th June.
Day 1 of the webinar received honorable Shri. Kiren Rijiju, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, as Chief Guest during the inaugural session and Dr. Narinder Dhruv Batra, President, Indian Olympic Association, Mr. Santosh K Mall, Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Mr. Prashant Kushwaha, Chairman, IOEC, Dr. Arnaud Richard (President, French National Olympic Academy, France), Dr. Alexis Lyras (Founder, Olympism 4 Humanity Alliance, Cyprus) and other distinguished Olympic dignitaries as speakers for the day.
“I am very impressed with the list of participation in these 2 days of the International Webinar on Olympism & Olympic Education in the 21st Century. Personally, I am very excited to see such things taking place and India being proactive in taking part in this global Olympic movement. The value and spirit of the Olympic movement have to get deep-rooted in Indian society as it sends a great message of unity”, mentioned the Honorable Minister Kiren Rijiju as he began to address the audience.
Dr. Batra, President, Indian Olympic Association, said, “I would like to thank Prashant Kushwaha, Chairman of IOEC, for taking this initiative at such short notice. Sporting activity in India is improving from the grassroots level, successful initiatives such as Khelo India games, Youth games, University games taken by the honorable Minister have revived the sporting culture in India.”
Mr. Prashant Kushwaha, Chairman, Indian Olympic Education Committee, on behalf of the committee, suggested having an Olympic Museum in India, bringing Olympic education into the school curriculum & creating a quota for Olympic Education & Olympism in the HRD scheme. The honorable Minister welcomed the suggestions & mentioned that he would be considering them and taking the discussion forward.
“We were incredibly happy with the technology and professionalism provided by 1 Play Sports in the telecast capacity as the broadcast partner. Given the extent of the reach of 1 Play Sports on social media, we were able to create a massive presence across their multiple platforms simultaneously, we received a whopping 8.6 million live views during the 2 days of the webinar, and have nearly 30,000 registrations from individuals interested in Olympic Education”, said Kushwaha
Day 2 of the webinar saw eminent speakers including Jennifer Keurulainen (Senior Director, Sports Special Olympics, Southern California, USA), Prof Hisashi Sanada (Professor, Academy of Sports, University of Tsukuba, Japan), Dr. Jim Parry (Visiting Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, Mr. Michael Gross (Operations Director, Evaleo Global Active City Manager, Switzerland), Dr. Catherin Carty (UNESCO Chair Manager, Ireland), and many more.
At the webinar’s conclusion, Neha Singh Warrier, Country Manager, India, 1 Play Sports said, “It was a pleasure working with Mr. Kushwaha and the rest of the team. This event is a great initiative by the IOEC to increase awareness of Olympism and the spirit of the Olympic games. The opportunity to bring the vision of leaders to a live audience is a privilege. We are proud to work with IOEC and deliver this webinar to sports enthusiasts in India and worldwide and hope to work again with them in the future.”
The valedictory session saw Dr. Ramesh K Goyal, Vice-Chancellor at Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University, Mr. Anshul Bagai, Director of Academy of Sports Science Research & Management, Mr. Mohit Lalvani, CEO of 1 Play Sports, and many other dignitaries.
About IOA Olympic Education Committee
The IOA Olympic Education and Other Academic Matters Committee is a committee established by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) in May 2020 to conduct and supervise Olympic education-related activities and other academic matters of the IOA. Within a month of its formation, the committee is organizing large scale global events and bringing world-class leaders in the field on one platform.
This press release has been issued by 1 Play Sports in consultation with IOEC. Quotes have been taken from the webinar sessions, available on 1 Play Sports Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, & Helo pages, or directly from individuals.
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