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Make Sports A Compulsory Subject In Schools: Vijay Goel

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 4:21
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The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C), Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Mr. Vijay Goel addressing at the 64th Meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), in New Delhi on October 25, 2016. The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Mr. Prakash Javadekar, the Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Rajiv Pratap Rudy, the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Mr. Upendra Kushwaha and the CEO, NITI Aayog, Mr. Amitabh Kant are also seen.

‘Give Marks To Students For Their Involvement In Sports’

New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports, Mr. Vijay Goel has said that to impart the desired importance to sports , it is essential that sports is made a compulsory subject at the school level and marks are given to students for their involvement in sports activities. Addressing the 64th meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) on Oct 25, he said this is also essential to deal with the growing incidence of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases among children.

The Minister said that for realizing the full potential of sports, it is essential that we take effective steps to promote it in educational institutions without any further delay.

Mr. Goel emphasized that every educational institution should have access to a playfield and basic sports facilities. Such institutions which do not have these facilities should tie up with neighbouring institutions. He said, physical education teachers should be engaged by every school. Standard guidelines should be framed and issued for admission under sports quota, relaxation to sportspersons from attendance and appearance in examinations.


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