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Minister game for Tendulkar's plan
PTI
New Delhi, October 09, 2012
First Published: 14:27 IST(9/10/2012)
Last Updated: 11:13 IST(10/10/2012)

If things go according to plan, Sachin Tendulkar may soon be involved in a big way in promotion of sports in schools and higher education system.

Expressing his desire to work closely with the government to integrate sports into the education system, Tendulkar has written a letter to the HRD ministry which has welcomed his offer.

Responding positively to his initiative, HRD minister Kapil Sibal has invited him to make a presentation before the ministry.

"We welcome Sachin Tendulkar's proposal and I have already written to him inviting him for a presentation," Sibal said. "The ministry does not decide on the curriculum, it's either NCERT or CBSE. After we receive the presentation, we will send it to NCERT and CBSE and see how to take it forward," he said.

Tendulkar is expected to make a detailed presentation following which his suggestion on integration of sports with education would be looked into by NCERT and CBSE, a ministry official said.

Tendulkar, in his letter last week, stressed on honing the potential of the younger generation and nurturing their talent as he felt that sports is being neglected in educational institutions.

His suggestions include a road map for complete overhaul of the sports infrastructure at the university and college level, he said.

The official said Sibal is keen on taking forward the proposal and is awaiting an early interaction with Tendulkar in this regard.


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