A STUDY OF SPORTS FACILITIES WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO YOGA IN GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS OF RAJASTHAN
Kuldeep Singh, Prof. (Dr.) Samay Singh
research scholar and guide, bhagwant university
The Rajasthan government is contemplating the introduction of sports, yoga, surya namaskar and meditation in all government schools.This follows the recommendation of a committee set up by the Education Minister, Vasudev Devnani, to suggest measures to improve the mental and physical well-being of students in the State. While the government is yet to announce the decision formally, it has agreed, in principle, to introduce different sports, yoga, surya namaskar and meditation in schools. A senior official told The Hindu that even the United Nations had now accepted yoga as a means to better health and announced June 21 as International Yoga Day.There are 84,661 government schools in Rajasthan with 3.29 lakh teachers and 85.54 lakh students enrolled in classes I â€“ XII.However, the move has brought sharp criticism from the Rajasthan Teachers Association (Shekhawat) that says it amounts to violation of an individualâ€™s right to freedom of religion as enshrined in the Constitution. However, the National Curriculum Framework 2005 recognizes the role of sports and physical education in the holistic development of children and youth in Rajasthan. As part of this policy, the Government has made access to play fields, equipment for sports & games and engagement of physical education instructor- a mandatory requirement for all schools under the Right to Education Act.
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Environmental Economics, Commerce and Educational Management
Published on : 2021-08-11