Good News For Schoolkids: CBSE Makes One Sports Period Per Day Compulsory For Classes I To VIII

Schoolgirls celebrate their success in CBSE XII Examinations. Girls continued to fare better than boys in the said exams. (representative image) (Sunil Saxena/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

In the light of rising incidents of childhood obesity, Vitamin D deficiency and declining physical culture, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has made an announcement that classes 1 to 8 will now have one period every day for Health and Physical Education, reports NDTV. The mandatory classes will start from the upcoming academic session starting in April.

The announcement is in continuation of the program incorporated last year where Health and Physical Education (HPE) was introduced for class 9 to 12 students and was made mandatory for all CBSE schools.

"CBSE has decided to mainstream Health and Physical Education for classes IX to XII with the aim of holistic development of the child, leading to a well-balanced individual in all walks of life," board had said in a statement.


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