Jalandhar, August 14, 2014: Department of Human Resource Development and Sports, Punjab Technical University had organized an orientation program on ‘Psychological Skills Training in Sports’. The chief guest and key note speaker for the event was Dr. Agyajit Singh, retired as Head, Department of Psychology, Punjabi University Patiala and has served the same for 30 years in the Department of Education and Psychology.
Dr. Agyajit Singh has published more than 200 articles and research papers in different journals and magazines. He has also guided 34 Ph. D scholars and 30 M. Phil research theses.
Dr. Singh guided the participants including sports officers, sports coaches and DEPs. He initiated with focusing on the significance of sports psychologists in nation. He added, “Sports psychologists have become the need of hour. They are essential for the overall growth of players as they motivate them, both mentally as well as physically, to win the competition. Process of psychology motivation shall be started at the ground level i.e. for the school students after searching the talent and spark among students.”
He further elaborated by saying, “Today, parents are keen to send their daughters into sports. Time has changed. Sports shall be made compulsory as a subject in schools. I would rather say that fifty percent of government’s budget shall be given to sports.”
Dr. Singh shared his life-time experiences and told the participants about the process of motivating players during different phases.
Dr. Rajneesh Kant Sachdeva, Registrar, PTU honored chief guest with token of love and shared his views regarding the training session.
The event was also graced by Ms. Geet, Deputy Registrar HRD, Mr. Sumeer Sharma, Assistant Director, Department of Cultural Affairs. Mr. Sukhminder Randhawa, Assistant Director, Sports gave the formal vote of thanks.