Sports and education have always been wanted to go hand in hand, but it seldom happens. The Indian parent are fond of the saying " पड़ोगे लिखोगे तोह बनोगे नवाब खेलोगे कूदोगे होगे ख़राब "(if you study only then you will be considered a noble man, else if you only play you will be spoil and will not progress). They try to put this thing across the mind of the child that sports need to be for enjoyment and health, but to make a successful man you need to shelve your sporting instincts and curb your desire to be even remotely associated with sports (an occasional game of badminton, cricket, soccer, chess doesn't make you inclined to sports thoroughly nor does watching all these from the couch does).
Also there is a dearth of administration being non-compulsive and even at the highest level talent goes unnoticed for the want of fulfilment of need of the faces which matter. That further strengthens the belief of not pushing the child in this direction as it is generally thought that there isn't any light at the end of the tunnel, there is only a fake train coming your way.
Ms. Neha Khindria