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Though Kerala has predominantly been a football loving state, other sports have their place here has well. Sports education in Kerala is seeing a surge in activity given the active revamping of sport infrastructure in the state.
One key participant in the setting up of a strong foundation for sports education in Kerala is the Kerala Sports Council. The Kerala Sports Council is an aided sports body concerned with activities related to sports education and infrastructure in the state. This council has accommodation facilities for students of sports education courses. The procedure to select talent is to set up rural level coaching units. Talented sportsmen and sportswomen from these units are selected and inducted into the sports education programs.
Retired sports people are given pensions. This is part of the retired persons welfare fund of Kerala Sports Council. The monthly payment helps retired sports people lead a decent existence. It also brings in a certain degree of aspiration to the falling paradigm of sports in India.
The Kerala Youth Welfare Board also plays a big part in mobilizing funds. Setup in 1985, it holds its place as an organization that plays a vital role in uplifting youth goals and aspirations. This entity is concerned with the holistic development of the youth of the state, by providing them the support for sports education, or any other vocations of their choice.
The Kerala Youth Welfare Board has taken sports education and allied activities a step further by including adventure sports to the curriculum. Adventure sports in an uncharted territory in India, and this move will only encourage youngsters to seek careers in adventure sports. Adventure sports like hiking, paragliding, cross-country biking, mountain climbing and so on are being seriously looked at as being included as mainstream sports education curriculum.
Giving uplift to sports education in the state will also curb the rising levels of unemployment. Unemployed youth have been the bane of the state. Idle minds have bred discontentment and rebellion. Politicians have diverted youth-focus on education to political orientations, leading to an air of partisan political fundamentalism.