Sohail Khan feels sports in­cul­cates dis­ci­pline in kids

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Time Out - Shreya Mukher­jee shreya.mukher­jee@htlive.com

Ac­tor-film­maker Sohail Khan (above) is known for his love for kids and sports. Be­ing a sports en­thu­si­ast, Sohail be­lieves that kids must be en­cour­aged to par­tic­i­pate in var­i­ous games as that in­cul­cates dis­ci­pline in them.

“I have been in­volved in sports since my child­hood. I used to par­tic­i­pate in var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties, play foot­ball in school and cricket in lo­cal clubs. I feel any sport keeps the child in me alive. I be­lieve that chil­dren should be mo­ti­vated to par­tic­i­pate in sports, as it keeps them fit and also helps them stay away from the vices that can ruin their lives,” says the 47-year-old, who still plays foot­ball and had bought a cricket team for Celebrity Cricket League.

Ask him if he plans to or­gan­ise any sports re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties for kids, Sohail says, “Yes, why not! I would love to. Now that I have the idea, I may do some­thing soon.” He also feels that kids to­day are lucky to have many plat­forms to show­case their tal­ent through sing­ing, danc­ing and com­edy shows on TV.

“To get a plat­form where kids can do their best is im­por­tant. They should be show­ered with ap­plauds that will boost their con­fi­dence. Be­ing a fa­ther, I can re­late to it and feel that chil­dren shouldn’t be pres­surised but in­spired to do what makes them happy,” he adds.

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

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