Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel on October 25 batted for sports and said it should be included in the school curriculum and made into a compulsory subject at the school level.
File photo of Vijay Goel with Indian Hockey players. Deccan Chronicles
Goel spoke about this while addressing the 64th meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) and said it was “essential” to take this step so as to deal with the growing incidence of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases among children.
Goel emphasised that this needs to be implemented without any delay as he believes this would also help India realise the full potential of sports.
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He wants every school to engage a physical – education teacher and the schools to set up a standard guideline which should be followed at the time of admission under sports quota, relaxation to sportspersons from attendance and for appearances in examinations.