11 Jun 2020, 05:41 pm By Rohit Sindhu
Sports will be a part of Curriculum in New Education Policy, says Minister Rijiju

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju says sports will be the part of the curriculum under new education policy in the country. Speaking in the inaugural session of International Webinar on Olympism the Sports Minister assured that Sports won't be considered as an extra-curricular activity but will become a part of curriculum.

On Thursday the Minister was called on the occasion of International Webinar on Olympism and Olympic Education in the 21st century'. Sports Minister Rijiju said "sports cannot be treated as an optional subject and it has to be accepted as a part of education. Sports is also an education, so sports cannot be left in extra-curricular activities, it should be a part of curriculum. It cannot be treated as an optional subject it’s a part of education & has to be accepted by all," Minister said on Thursday. Soon the HRD Ministry is going to roll out New Education Policy, he hinted.

Union Ministry of Human Resources & Development (HRD Ministry) is in final stage over preparing a new Education Policy in Country. Several new changes & amendments are being expected in view of Digital future scenario & use of state of the art technology.

"The new education policy of India is not officially declared yet, but it is almost in the final shape. My ministry has already pushed very strongly during our interaction and my participation in the national committee to make sports an integral part of the education system."

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"I am very happy to share that we have already announced our National Sports Education Board. Now it is in a formation stage and I have constituted a very-high level committee over Sports in curriculum. Committee is discussing the matter on how to bring the national sports education board into shape, Sports Minister Kiran Rijiju said.

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Sports minister during the inauguration of Olympic museum said “An Olympic museum, should be in Delhi, may be in our National Stadium. I am very keen to have an Olympic Museum in India”.