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Govt schools to have games in curriculum

NOW STUDENTS of Basic Siksha Parishad schools in the State would be taught how to inculcate good sportsman spirit and how to play games with right zeal. They would now be educated about the ill effects of consuming steroids for enhancing performances in national and international sports events and consequences they may have to face if tested positive in dope test.

india Updated: Feb 15, 2006 01:34 IST

NOW STUDENTS of Basic Siksha Parishad schools in the State would be taught how to inculcate good sportsman spirit and how to play games with right zeal. They would now be educated about the ill effects of consuming steroids for enhancing performances in national and international sports events and consequences they may have to face if tested positive in dope test.

State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) has now prepared books for games, which would be taught in schools run by the Parishad. Entitled as ‘Games and physical education’ (Khel evam sharirik shiksha), the books would be taught in Class VI, VII and VIII.

“The books have been approved by the Parishad and given to other experts for final review and for seeking second opinion on its content,” said DC Kanujiya, director, Basic Education, while talking to Hindustan Times on Tuesday. He said since these books were meant for students of upper primary schools efforts were on to make it more children friendly.

Interestingly, all three books deal comprehensively with indigenous games like kabaddi, hockey, etc but there is mention of cricket, the most popular game in this part of the world. Director SCERT Achla Khanna said: “To begin with we thought of incorporating those games that are popular especially in the rural area.

The indigenous game could be played easily in the remote villages as it does not require expensive kit.”

The books have chapters on physical education, health education, national and international games, various awards that are meant for sports personality, and marshal arts, etc.

The books also deal largely with pranayam and other yog aasans, including host of other physical exercises. The book was developed after thorough research and study carried out by its pool of experts.

A number of seminars and workshops were carried out involving key figures from sports.

Sources said books pertaining to games and sports of other states were consulted. Last year the state government made sports compulsory and thereafter the need was felt for publishing a book on sports and games so that it could be taught in the schools.