During a programme in Delhi to celebrate National Sports Day on August 29, the Union Education and Skill development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan championed sports-integrated learning and stressed on the importance of adopting fitness as a life-long attitude. He stated that this has been envisaged by the National Education Policy (NEP) as well, making sports as a part of the curriculum.
He stated that the education ministry is in the process of incorporating sports along with its various aspects into the school curriculum. National Credit Framework will be rolled out with due weightage to sports. He further added that the award of academic credits for sporting activities will act as a catalyst in popularising sports. Inputs on this has been sought from the Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry by the Education Ministry.
The Ministry of Youth affairs and Sports celebrated the National Sports Day across the country for the first time this year. During this mega sports festival, 26 Elite athletes visited 26 schools across the nation, from Jammu to Thiruvananthapuram, with the aim of creating awareness among the students on the three important aspects: sports, fitness, and balanced diet. This programme was initiated by the Central government with the objective of motivating students to be healthy, stay fit, and eat right.
At this programme, the second edition of the Fit India Quiz was also launched with the registration of schools starting on September 3 and continuing till October 15. The total prize money for this is Rs 3.25 crores.
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