CBSE asks schools to have daily Health and Physical Education for classes IX to XII

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New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked all schools to make health and physical education compulsory especially for students of class IX and XII. The board has directed all the affiliated schools to mainstream Health and Physical Education with the aim of holistic development of the child, leading to a well-balanced individual in all walks of life.
The CBSE has asked the schools to introduce the new set up w.e.f. session 2018-19. It has asked the schools to reserve one period daily for Health and Physical Education especially for class IX to XII.
“Health is often a state of physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. 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,” a CBSE circular read.
“The aim of Mainstreaming Health and Physical Education is also to enable the students to attain an optimum state of health. Therefore, CBSE aims to provide a focussed curriculum for Health and Physical Education imbued with Life Skills in all its affiliated schools,” it further said.

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