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Union Sports Minister Announced Games Period In School Is Compulsory From 2019 Detail



India's Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore Announced Games Period In School Is Compulsory From 2019: Details, Highlights

Union Sports Minister, Rajyavardhan Rathore recently announced that a games period will be made mandatory in all schools from 2019 onwards. Along with this, the Minister said that the Ministry of Education will ensure a 50 percent reduction in the syllabus.

The move is a huge boost to the growth of sports in India. Explaining the decision, Rathore said, “we have come to a stage where sports is not a part of education, it is education.” 

The introduction of a compulsory sports period aims to highlight the need to teach the importance of playing sports to the school children

The Sports Ministry is ensuring that Sports Authority of India (SI) reduces its manpower by 50 percent by 2022 so that they can cater to sports and it has a lean body and the money is spent more on sports.

The Government will also establish 20 specialized sports schools in 2018 at an investment of about Rs 7-10 crore for each school. 

The main aim is to have a very pointed approach so that each school will have two or three main sports, which they will be focused upon.


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