CBSE Makes an Hour of 'Health & Physical Education' Mandatory

By First Posted: Nov 13, 2018 Tue 2:04 PM
CBSE Makes an Hour of 'Health & Physical Education' Mandatory
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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is ensuing up on its directive to schools regarding holding physical education.

CBSE will make health and physical education a mandatory course for Classes 9 to 12. The Board has framed new strategies for its schools mandating them to have a daily sports period to prevent students from having an inactive lifestyle and turning into a settee. According to the new recommendations intended at mainstreaming health and physical education, it will be obligatory for schools to have a “sports” period daily throughout which students will have to go the playground but will be free to perform any physical activity listed in the manual and will be graded on the same.

“Health is often a state of physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Hence, we have decided to mainstream health and physical education for class 9 to 12 with the aim of preventing them from having a sedentary lifestyle or turn into couch potatoes,” a senior CBSE official told the media house.

The board has set a 150-page manual specifying sports guidelines for schools for classes 9 to 12 and methodologies for implementing them. CBSE had last month asked all schools to reserve one period for “Health and Physical Education (HPE)” while preparing their timetable for the 2018-19 session.

Well, this attempt is a prompt one to develop physical interactions amongst students in general in this web world.


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