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Sachin Tendulkar Urges CBSE To Make Daily Sports Period Mandatory

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| May 8 , 2018 , 15:22 IST

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Monday lauded Central Board of Secondary Education’s new policy of a mandatory daily sports period for class 9 to 12. He also urged the board to extend this mandate to all the classes.

The board has formulated new sports guidelines for schools mandating them to have a daily sports period for class 9 to 12, and in return make the kids fitter for their future endeavours.

"India is at number 3 when it comes to obesity and it is a matter of serious concern. A young, unfit and unhealthy India is a recipe for disaster. To be able to tackle this issue, we must build a strong sporting culture in our country," Tendulkar wrote in a letter to CBSE Chairman Anita Karwal.

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"Since the overall objective of your initiative is preventing obesity among children, the board would also like to consider making health and fitness mandatory across all other classes as well," he added.

The board had in March asked all schools to reserve one period for "Health and Physical Education (HPE)" while preparing their timetable for the 2018-19 session. However, HPE will be different from Physical Education (PE) academic elective which is offered to class 10 and 12 students.