New schooling coverage could have sports activities as a part of curriculum: Kiren Rijiju

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New schooling coverage could have sports activities as a part of curriculum: Kiren Rijiju
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Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday mentioned sports activities can be part of the curriculum within the nation’s new schooling coverage and will not be thought of an extra-curricular exercise. (More Sports News)
Rijiju was talking within the inaugural session of the ‘International Webinar on Olympism and Olympic Education within the 21st century’.
“The new schooling coverage of India can be going to have sports activities as part of schooling (and) sports activities not as extra-curricular actions,” Rijiju mentioned on Thursday in the course of the inaugural session of the ‘International Webinar on Olympism and Olympic Education within the 21st century’.
“I all the time imagine in that, schooling is one, sports activities is one. It is identical,” he added.
Rijiju mentioned sports activities can’t be handled as an optionally available topic and it needs to be accepted as part of schooling.
“Sports can be an schooling, so sports activities can’t be extra-curricular actions. Thereby sports activities can’t be handled as an optionally available topic … sports activities as a part of schooling needs to be accepted by all,” he mentioned.
“The new schooling coverage of India isn’t formally declared but, however it’s nearly within the last form. My ministry has already pushed very strongly throughout our interplay and my participation within the nationwide committee to make sports activities an integral a part of the schooling system.”
Rijiju mentioned he has shaped a high-level committee for the formation of the National Sports Education Board.
“I’m very glad to share that we have now already introduced our National Sports Education Board. Now it’s in a formation stage and I’ve constituted a very-high stage committee and this committee is underneath dialogue on how you can deliver the nationwide sports activities schooling board into form,” he mentioned.
Rijiju can be eager to have an “Olympic Museum” for the nation and mentioned discussions concerning it will happen as soon as scenario normalises submit the COVID-19 pandemic.
“About the Olympic Museum, I personally really feel that the Olympic Museum is a vital treasure. We have to have in each nation and a rustic like India, we have now a superb legacy, we will need to have that,” he mentioned.
“So could also be after this COVID-19, when every thing is over, we’ll focus on about having a gorgeous (and) worthy of calling it (an) Olympic museum, could also be in Delhi, could also be in our National Stadium … I’m very eager to have an Olympic Museum in India.”
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