Book Release

Get Kids to Play: An EduSports tool-kit For Parents and School Leaders – Saumil Majmudar (PGP 1995) and Vijay Krishnamurthy

About the Book

Get Kids to Play is designed like a Swiss knife and is written with two critical decision-makers in mind – parents and school leaders. Both groups want to get the kids to play but often struggle with the “How?” and get bogged down with obstacles. Eventually, the problem snowballs into a classic case of “Everybody’s baby is nobody’s baby.” Similar to a tool-kit, this book has a range of tools, utilities, and practices to negotiate the various challenges. The five chapters, namely Space, Time, Child, Content, and Facilitator, are organized in such a way that readers can jump to their choice of topic based on their needs. 

About the Author

Vijay Krishnamurthy is a Sports Research Scholar (Ph.D.) and an Executive Coach (PCC) with 25 years of global experience comprising technology design, sports entrepreneurship, and management research. Vijay Worked in technical and management roles of multinational corporations such as Broadcom, Synopsys, and Philips across geographies (U.S., U.K., and Asia). Vijay has published research articles in leading academic journals, including Ivey and Harvard Business Review, in addition to being a guest writer for The Hindu, Sportskeeda, and The Bridge. Vijay also holds a USPTA tennis coach certification and has trained junior athletes for national tennis competitions. Vijay has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Bangalore University, a Master’s degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology (USA), and is a Visiting Faculty at SDM Research Centre for Management Studies at the University of Mysore (India).

Saumil Majmudar is the Co-founder, CEO & Managing Director of Sportz Village (, India’s leading sports education organization that aims to get 100 million children to play through partnerships with schools for its path-breaking EduSports in-school sports & P.E. program. Over the last 20 years, Saumil has tried multiple models of getting kids to play in sustainable & scalable manner before arriving at the school partnership model. Currently 600 schools (private & public) across India have partnered with the EduSports program to integrate sports into education for nearly 200,000 children. Saumil holds a mountaineering degree from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (Uttarkashi, India) and is a certified black belt in karate. Saumil graduated with a Bachelor of Technology degree from IIT Bombay and an MBA from IIM Bangalore(India).

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