30 August 2019 | Source: Oswaal Books Editorial Board
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Fit India Movement yesterday, on the occasion of National Sports Day. Prime Minister took the pleasure to congratulate the many sportsmen who have won several accolades for the country. He also emphasized on the importance of fitness and has been time and again asking people to adapt a healthier lifestyle.
Amidst several other changes, the Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE has also been taking up initiatives that not only support the vision of Fit India but also promotes and encourages students to take up varied sports.
The first initiative made by CBSE was during the CBSE Board Exam 2019. During March 2019 Board Examinations, CBSE had extended a special provision to 14 students who were participating in any national or international sports events. Accordingly, if a student who was participating in a sport event which coincided with the CBSE Board Exam Date Sheet, the board made provision to conduct the examination for that student at a later date.
After the success of the rules and in its urge to promote health and fitness the board has now made it a part of the SOP. Another initiative which the board has introduced has been brought into implementation from the beg inning of this academic session. As per a notice released by the board, the schools affiliated to CBSE have been directed to ensure one period per day for classes 1 to 12 to sports/physical education.
Apart from these, there were also talks about the board adapting Yoga as mandatory. However, no such notification has been issued by the board.
These are tiny steps towards fighting obesity and diabetes in kids these days.