Published: 10th May 2017
MP government might soon make sports a part of the curriculum in primary schools
Madhya Pradesh Minister for Sports Yashodhara Raje Scindia said that the state might lean towards making sports as a subject for all primary schools to inculcate its importance from the beginning
To promote sports right from the beginning, the Madhya Pradesh government is mulling to include it as a subject in primary schools in the state. "There is a need to change mindset towards sports. Hence, sports in the form of the subject should be included in schools at the primary level," Madhya Pradesh's Minister for Sports Yashodhara Raje Scindia said.
She was addressing a 'National Dialogue on Olympic Task Force'. Scindia also praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for constituting this task force. "Olympic Task Force constituted by the PM, in order to give right direction to Indian sports at international level, is a praiseworthy initiative. The task force will prepare an action plan and provide ideas, suggestions for effective representation of Indian players in three Olympic games to be held in 2020, 2024 and 2028," said the Minister.
There is a need to change mindset towards sports. Hence, sports in the form of a subject should be included in schools at the primary level
Yashodhara Raje Scindia, Madhya Pradesh Minister for Sports
International hockey coach Baldev Singh said hard labor with honesty and passion is required for success in any field. MP's secretary sports and youth welfare Sachin Sinha highlighted the need to identify and nurture players at every level of cooperation of the school education department. State's director sports and youth welfare Upendra Jain stressed on giving encouragement to sports science and long-term planning for delivering better results.