Sports should be made as a compulsory subject in Schools and Colleges
Today the Honorable Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu laid the foundation stones for Multipurpose Indoor Hall, Swimming Pool, and SAI Girls Hostel, in Puducherry. While addressing the crowd Vice President said that sports should be made as a compulsory subject in all the Schools and Colleges. He emphasized extra marks should be given in Examinations and there should also be a quota for employment for Sports Persons. He said that every human being has a right to physical education and sports, which in turn is a vital requirement for a good quality of life.
The Vice President said Sports and games are an important part of our lives and they improve our physical fitness, cognitive abilities, enhance our social skills as well. He also added that any kind of sports helps in developing an attitude of stoicism, which is essential to accept defeat without any sense of bitterness, ill-will or grudge.
In his speech he also called for coordinated efforts of society, schools and governments to encourage children to take up sports as a regular profession.
Vice President highlighted in the need of his speech to build or develop state of the art sports infrastructure in India. He further said that maybe it is time for entering into Public-Private Partnerships for building sports infrastructure and its maintenance. Wherever possible, the sports infrastructure can be used for exhibitions, seminars, and conferences, he added.
He also advised every education institution i.e. school or college must have a dedicated time for students to play. Wherever there are no grounds, the mechanism should be adapted to utilize the space available in different schools, colleges or institutions. The curriculum should include sports, games and physical health education for the all-round development of the students.
The Lt. Governor of Puducherry, Dr. Kiran Bedi, the Chief Minister of Puducherry, Shri V. Narayanasamy, the Sports Minister, Puducherry, Shri Malladi Krishna Rao and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
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