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The following chapter provides ethnographic insights into the topic of sports volunteering in India. The concept of volunteering in India stems from cultural and religious backgrounds, with an emphasis on helping less fortunate segments of society. The realities of the economic and social conditions in the country prevent sports volunteering from existing as a culture in India, nor is it in the current mandate of the government to develop it. Sports volunteering in India is mostly episodic, specifically, volunteering at large-scale events. The role of volunteers in the newly launched sporting leagues is dependent on the policies of the individual firms that run the leagues. In contrast to volunteering at large-scale events and leagues, non-episodic volunteering remains comparatively rare, informal, and unregulated.
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