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March 23, 2018 Friday 11:52:01 AM IST
CBSE to Introduce Compulsory Health and Physical Education Programme

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be introduced compulsory health and physical education programme. Students from class 9 and 10 will be aimed at, through this scheme. The programme will be introduces in the next session and it will be mandatory for every affiliated school, cleared the statement by the board.

"CBSE has decided to mainstream Health and Physical Education for classes IX to XII with the aim of holistic development of the child, leading to a well-balanced individual in all walks of life," said a statement from the board.

"The aim of Mainstreaming Health and Physical Education is also to enable the students to attain an optimum state of health. Therefore, CBSE aims to provide a focused curriculum for Health and Physical Education imbued with Life Skills in all its affiliated schools," the statement added.

The board has asked schools to reserve one period every day for Health and Physical Education especially for class 9 to 12 from session 2018-19 onwards.

(Source : NDTV Education)

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