14 August 2012

Olympic 2012

Like most Indians, I am also disappointed at our country's performance at the Olympics and think that our media awareness, publicity campaigns and Organisational support should extend beyond cricket.

It was nice to see Africans perform excellently in many of the athletic events, as usual. As someone who worked in Ethiopia, I found it interesting to see Ethiopian athletes such as Meseret Defar winning gold.

I think that members of our team who won medals deserve not only appreciation but also consistent encouragement so that they can excel. All our sports persons, irrespective of whether they are national, regional or local players, should get wide coverage on TV, the most popular media in our country. This will motivate them.

Most importantly, govt agencies and corporate houses should offer significant financial and other relevant support to our sports persons.        

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I am a retired K-12 Education Management Professional. I have worked at different levels in K-12 school systems, textbook publishing, elearning and Education NGOs. I have held memberships in The Association for Science Education (UK), American Association of Physics Teachers and The Malaysian Institute of Physics. I hold a 1st class B Sc Degree in Physics followed by B Ed [English and Physical Science] and M A [Childcare and Education] degrees. My published works include 59 articles in teacher development magazines in India and the US and a book entitled `Creative Classrooms and Child Friendly Schools' (listed in Amazon). This book is almost an anecdotal account of my professional experience in six countries (including Cambodia where I worked as Technical Adviser to the Ministry of Education, Youth And Sports). I served as mentor in the Certificate of Teaching Mastery Program offered by Teachers Without Borders.