Source: News Bharati English25 Oct 2016 15:36:25

New Delhi, October 25: In order to imbibe the desired importance to sports in the youth of the nation, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Vijay Goel said it is essential that sports is made a compulsory subject at the school level and marks are given to students for their involvement in sports activities.
While addressing the 64th meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) on Tuesday he said, this is also essential to deal with the growing incidence of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases among children.

Goel said that for realizing the full potential of sports, it is essential that we take effective steps to promote it in educational institutions without any further delay. He emphasized on every educational institution having access to a playfield and basic sports facilities. Such institutions which do not have these facilities should tie up with neighboring institutions.

Every school should appoint a physical education teacher to ensure that accurate physical training and education is being imparted to the school kids. Standard guidelines should be framed and issued for admission under sports quota, relaxation to sportspersons from attendance and appearance in examinations.