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Dr. Sanjay Tewari




Sanjay Tewari, PhD, Sports Sociology,

Director, Uttar Pradesh Athletics Association,

GHA Ambassador of Peace and Disarmament from Harmony in India,

Personal page: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=758 


Dear Dr Leo, Dr Subhash and all of my friends at the GHA Global,


Happy International Women’s Day. Let us enthuse ourselves for the cause of the WOMEN and the GIRL CHILD. You can read our GHA message here: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=363

Today, our Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi launched a “National Nutrition Mission Program” o­n the International WOMEN’S Day, in Jhunjhunu, State of Rajasthan, India. This is an expansion of the “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” program, meaning, “Save the Girl Child, and Educate Her”.

I introduce Dr Babita Tewari, my Wife, a PhD in Sociology, with concentration o­n “Domestic Violence”. She was fortunate when the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India inaugurated (July 26, 2016) her book o­n “Women Atrocities in India”, authored in Hindi Language, and recognized her work in this area. Here is the photograph.


Good Wishes for Peace,

Dr. Sanjay Tewari

BSc, LLB, MA(Sociology), MBA-HR, UGC NET Sociology, PhD

Managing Committee Member, Indian Sociological Society

GHA Ambassador of Peace & Disarmament from Harmony in India,

Personal page: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=758

GHA – Secretary General



Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Sanjay Tewari

125-B, Shyam Nagar, Kanpur City, State of Uttar Pradesh, Pin Code-208013, India

Cell: +91 9415078389 / 9935068389 / 8948961909

Email: sanjay.tewari@yahoo.co.in


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sanjay.tewari1Twitter @sanjutewari


Education University Grants Commission-National Eligibility Test in Sociology

BSc, LLB, MA (Sociology), MBA – HR, PhD– Sports Sociology

Convener, Adhoc Group II, Sports Sociology, Indian Sociological Society


Objective: To promote study of Sports Sociology in India and ensure that it establishes firmly so as to make it a subject of study, for the youth. I also foresee this as an effective instrument to promote peace in the World.


Research Interests: Sociology of Sports Sociology of Leisure and Tourism Sociology of Health Sociology of Professional Groups


Director, Uttar Pradesh Athletics Association ; State Coordinator, International Association for Athletics Federation, Kids Athletics Program ; National Technical Official, International Paralympic Committee, Bonn 2010 ; State Technical Official, Athletics Federation of India ; Ex Sports Promotion Board Member CO Nominee, Life Insurance Corporation of India ; Life Time Member, Indian Sociological Society (ISS) ; Administrative Officer, LIC of India ; Member, International Sociological Association (ISA) ; Member, ISA Research Committee (RC) 27, Sociology of Sports ; Member, ISA RC 15 (Sociology of Health), RC 13 (Sociology of Lesiure & Tourism), RC 52 ; Member, International Sociology of Sports Association ; Member, North American Society for Study of Sociology of Sports ; Member, Society for Study of Social Problems, USA ; Ex Editorial Advisory Board Member, E-Newsletter, ISS ; Member – Ex, North Zone Sociology Promotion Council, ISS ; Member, Indian Institute of Public Administration ; Member (Life), Indian National Trust for Architectural and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) ; Member (Life), Young Men Christian’s Association (YMCA)


Grants / Awards :Received travel grant for Conference organized by the British Sociological Association Conference at University of London in July 2008 ; Registration grant from the ISA RC13 for attending the Mid Term Conference, University of Palermo, Italy in Sept 2011 ; Grant (Alberto Mandella Fund) awarded for attending the European Association for Sports Management International Conference, Denmark (Aalborg) September 2012; Grant awarded by the International Sociological Association for attending the 2nd ISA Forum of World Sociology, Buenos Aires, Argentina o­n Aug 2012 ; Grant awarded by the Japan Sociological Association for 86th Annual Meeting of the JSS, Tokyo o­n Oct’13. I am among the Six Sociologists all over the globe and single from India to receive this scholarship ; Full Grant awarded by the Indian Council for Social Science Research, New Delhi for Japan in 2013; Black Belt Award 2013, Awarded by the IUSTF at Chinmay Auditorium New Delhi in Dec’13 for contributions to Sports and Education; Full Registration Grant awarded by the ISA RC 27 Sociology of Sports for the ISA 18th World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, July 2014;Next Generation Sociologists Grant – For Scholars active participation in Yokohama” granted by the JSS at ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama July 2014; Full Registration Grant awarded for attending the 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology, Vienna, July 2016; Lee Support Fund for attending the Annual Conference of Society for Study of Social Problems, Seattle, USA August 2016; Full award by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India for presenting at the 51st World Congress of Sociology of Sport, Budapest, June 2016.


Publications : Nearly 10 publications in Journals/Books etc in the area of Sports Sociology, Management, Leisure, Health etc.


Conferences: Attended and presented papers in more than 45 Conferences. I have many Academic visits / Speeches /Plenary / Key Note / Chairs etc in Conferences, both in India and abroad to my credit. I have traveled worldwide, more than 20 Countries.




Spherons’ argumentation


Review by

Dr Sanjay Tewari


Spherons are an abbreviated name for the spheral classes of the population, which are employed in four spheres of social production. The logical conclusion about the Spherons existence follows with necessity from general sociological premises about the four spheres of social production (Marx) and the permanent productive employment of people (autopoiesis) from birth to death (Maturana, Luhmann). These premises of the Sociological Theory are unquestionable and therefore the conclusion from them about Spherons is also beyond doubt.

What is the connection between the Spherons’ Theory and Sports Sociology? From the Sports Sociology point of view sports activity in all forms is an integral part of the culture of society and each individual, subordinated to the improvement of his/her organism and psyche. Therefore, it constitutes the necessary employment of a person in the social sphere of society and covers the entire population, i.e. all of its Spherons at a certain age and within the bounds of some time spent by every human and Spheron o­n sport. Sport as a necessary institution of the social sphere is inextricably linked with its other institutions: family, education, health care, social assistance, etc. These connections are investigated by the Sports Sociology.

All over the globe, there have been studies in the area of Sport Psychology, Sport Management, Sport Coaching, Anti Doping, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Sport Sociology etc., however, in context to India, there has been no study in the area of Sport Sociology. Moreover, Sport Sociology as an independent unit or faculty couldn’t find space till 2015, thoughSociology in India made strides back in the 1950s under the aegis of Indian Sociological Society.

How can the practice and performance of elite athletes be linked with sociological studies? How can be made to understand the bond between sport and other institutions as defined under Sociology? How can Sport Sociological Studies not o­nly in India, but all over, contribute towards creating a better and peaceful place to exhibit? How can Sport Sociology in India challenge and address the issues of inequalities of gender, disability, class etc., and come up with solutions.

The solution of all these questions is inextricably linked with a deep scientific understanding of the social structure of the Spherons in general and in India in particular. To do this, it is necessary to make a lot of efforts to create, facilitate and establish new regional centers of Sports Sociology throughout India. We can foresee a lot of opportunities, both for the Academia, Researchers, Students and other Stakeholders as the Spherons' private groups - to contribute into in establishing the Sports Sociology in India.


Sanjay Tewari, PhD, Sports Sociology,
Director, Uttar Pradesh Athletics Association,
GHA Ambassador of Peace and Disarmament from Harmony in India,
Personal page: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=758
Email: sanjay.tewari@yahoo.co.in


Аргументация Сферонов
Д-р Санджай Тевари, Индия


Сфероны – это сокращенное название для сферных классов населения, которые заняты в четырех сферах общественного производства. Логический вывод о существовании Сферонов вытекает с необходимостью из общих социологических посылок о четырех сферах общественного производства (Маркс) и постоянной производственной занятости людей (аутопоэзис) от рождения до смерти (Матурана, Luhmann). Эти посылки социологической теории не вызывают сомнений, поэтому и вывод из них о Сферонах также не вызывает сомнений.

Какова связь теории Сферонов и спортивной социологии? С точки зрения социологии спорта, спортивная деятельность во всех формах - неотъемлемая часть культуры общества и каждого индивида, подчиненная оздоровлению его организма и психики. Поэтому она составляет необходимую занятость человека в социальной сфере общества и охватывает все население, т.е. все его Сфероны в определенном возрасте и в рамках некоторого времени, которое затрачивается каждым человеком и Сфероном на спорт. Спорт как необходимый институт социальной сферы неразрывно связан с ее другими институтами: семья, образование, здравоохранение, социальная помощь и т.п. Эти связи исследуются спортивной социологией.

По всему миру были проведены исследования в области спортивной психологии, спортивного управления, спортивного коучинга, антидопинга, кинезиологии, физиологии упражнений, спортивной социологии и т.д. Однако в контексте Индии не было проведено никакого исследования в области спортивной социологии. Более того, спортивная социология как независимая единица или факультет не могла найти место до 2015 года, хотя социология в Индии сделала первые шаги еще в 1950-х годах под эгидой Индийского социологического общества.

Как можно связать практику и эффективность элитных спортсменов с социологическими исследованиями? Какова связь спорта как социального института с другими институтами? Как спортивные социологические исследования не только в Индии, но и во всем мире способствуют созданию лучшего и мирного места для жизни? Как спортивная социология в Индии бросает вызов и решает проблемы неравенства полов, инвалидности, класса и т. д.

Решение всех этих вопросов неразрывно связано с глубоким научным пониманием социальной структуры Сферонов вообще и в Индии в особенности. Для этого необходимо прилагать много усилий для создания, упрощения и создания новых региональных центров спортивной социологии по всей Индии. Мы можем предвидеть множество возможностей, как для ученых, так и для студентов и других заинтересованных сторон – частных групп Сферонов, чтобы внести свой вклад в создание спортивной социологии в Индии.


Санджай Тевари, Д-р философии в социологии спорта,
Директор Ассоциации Атлетики Уттар Прадеш, Индия
ГСГ Посол Мира и Разоружения из Гармонии в Индии,
Персональная страница: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=758

Email: sanjay.tewari@yahoo.co.in







Sport Sociology in India and beyond:

Its Challenges


Dr. Sanjay Tewari

Convener, Adhoc Group II, Sports Sociology

Indian Sociological Society



There are two positions when we talk about “Development through Sport” in context to India.It is the position of sports in the first instance, and the inequality and underdevelopment evident in the second. It is the seemingly tenuous juncture between these two features of India’s culture and society in which this study attempts to intervene. Research concerning sport and development is not without precedent, and has its roots in the United Nations’ (UN) (2009) publication titled Sport for Development and Peace: Towards Achieving the Millennium Development Goals, which outlines the positive impacts that sport can have in the key development areas of health, education and the economy, as well as the influence it can have in achieving social integration and resolving conflict. Since then, a number of studies have explored the use of sport for development purposes. None, however, specifically pertain to the implementation, or even potential, of ‘development through sport’ projects involving sports in India, which essentially provides the scope for this paper.

How to initiate? Should we study the developmental agenda, through Sports Management Studies, or Psychological Studies, or Sociological? While Sports Management and Psychological studies are galore in India, the Sociological part was missing. Officially, o­nly after the constitution of the Adhoc Group for study of Sociology of Sports by the Indian Sociological Society in 2015, Sports Sociology got some recognition. With support from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, Sports Sociology is now a part of the Scheme of Human Resource Development. However, the challenges to establish Sports Sociology in India are more than this. Academically, how to ensure that Sports Sociology becomes a part of the Sociological studies, or even some modules as a part of the study? As Sociology of Sport study literature is not available in India, we will have to look beyond for studies in this area. Thus, as Convener of the Sport Sociology Group in India, and in my capacity as a Director with the Uttar Pradesh Athletics Association, I am exploring possibilities to address the challenges of Sport Sociology in India, and also to make sure that it reaches beyond so as to connect with the latest trends in Sport Sociological Studies.



St. Petersburg, Sports Sociology Conference, April 14-15, 2017






Dear Dr Leo, Dr Subhash and all my loving colleagues at the GHA


Kindly find the Report of the Interfaith Harmony Week 2018, celebrated with full fervor (also in attachment). We at the GHA India Kanpur Chapter distributed Harmony breakfast cum Meal to over 1000 people, and individually tried to exhort o­n all to spread the message of Peace and Harmony all over. This report has also been submitted to the Interfaith Harmony:-




Global Harmony Association – India

Kanpur City Chapter

Interfaith Harmony Week 2018


As we all know, the World Interfaith Harmony Week (1 – 7 February) presents a stage—one week in a year—when all the interfaith groups and other clusters of benevolence can illustrate the world what a great movement they are. It is understood that this proposal will present a crucial point from which all people of goodwill can distinguish that the general values they hold far prevail over the differences they have, and thus render a strong dose of peace and harmony to their societies.

With this endeavor, we the GHA India, Kanpur Chapter organized a Harmony Breakfast Event, o­n the 5th February 2018, at Kanpur City, India o­nly. With great sense of pleasure we propound that a gathering of above 1000 people had a sumptuous meal during the chilly season. The meals contained cooked rice with vegetables, chapattis, pickles, sweets and tea. People from various segments, not o­nly the poor and the destitute, but also from the lower and middle class had this meal. The motive behind this generous cause was elaborately explained to the consumers during the course of distribution of meals. We enclose some photos taken during this occasion and also a small video clip.


Let Peace and Harmony prevail…

Dr Sanjay TewariDr Subhash Chandra

Secretary General GHA IndiaGHA President - India


Email: sanjay.tewari@yahoo.co.in

Cell +91 8948961909



Dear Dr Leo, Dr Subhash and all my dear GHA Colleagues

Re: World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018


I have already given you a report about the celebrations of the Interfaith Harmony Week 2018, GHA India, Kanpur Chapter.

This report has been published at the World Interfaith Harmony Website, and the link is as placed below:- http://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/detailed-report/?id=902

I received this information from Dr M AbdulJaleal Nasreddin, Researcher & Editor at The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, Amman, Jordan today itself (placed below).

With good wishes of peace

Dr. Sanjay Tewari



Dear Dr Sanjay Tewari,

Thank you for submitting a report for World Interfaith Harmony Week. Could you please send me the name of your event for your report? You may also look at our website to view your report at: http://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/reports-2018/

Please let me know if you are still having problems viewing your report. Thank you again for participating in World Interfaith Harmony Week. Best regards,

M AbdulJaleal Nasreddin

Researcher, Editor, etc.

The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre

PO Box 950361

Amman 11195, Jordan

+962 6 534 4672 (Office)

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