“The new education policy of India is also going to have sports as a part of education curriculum but not sports as extra-curricular activities,” said the Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Kiren Rijiju.
He announced this during the inaugural session of the ‘International Webinar on Olympism and Olympic Education in the 21st century’. Rijiju said sports can’t be treated as an optional subject and it’s to be accepted as a neighbourhood of education.
He also mentioned about forming a High-Level Committee for the formation of “National Sports Education Board”. He also mentioned an “Olympic Museum” which will become the sports treasure of India.
Welcoming the Minister’s announcement, the Vice President of the Handball Federation of India, A Jaganmohan Rao who is also an educationist said: “I feel these are very important decisions taken by our Sports Minister. If the sports are made as part of the syllabus, this will help boost sports from the grassroots level and we will have a scope of finding future stars from every corner of India”.