CBSE makes Health and Physical Education compulsory for all classes

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 12/17/2019 12:35:44 PM

Several steps have been taken by the Government to impart health and physical education to students across the country, said Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha on Thursday (December 5).
According to Pokhriyal, as per the National Curriculum Framework 2005, health and physical education is a compulsory subject from class I to X. In this regard, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has brought out material for Class VI, VII and VIII as teachers guide and for class IX textbooks on health and physical education (HPE).
"In addition, Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) has introduced a streamlined and well designed Health and Physical Education (HPE) program to mainstream health and physical education in schools for students of class I - XII. CBSE has made Health and Physical Education compulsory in all classes from I-XII," the minister told the Rajya Sabha.
The board has directed schools to keep one period of HPE for classes I-XII each day. All students from these classes are compulsorily required to participate in at least two sports activities as per their interest and capability and this has been included in the eligibility criteria to appear in board examinations of classes X and XII, the HRD minister said.


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