MUMBAI: Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said sports will be a part of the curriculum in the country’s new education policy and won’t be considered an extra-curricular activity. Rijiju was speaking in the inaugural session of the ‘International Webinar on Olympism and Olympic Education in the 21st century’.
“The new education policy of India is also going to have sports as a part of education (and) sports not as extra-curricular activities,” Rijiju said on Thursday during the inaugural session of the ‘International Webinar on Olympism and Olympic Education in the 21st century’. “I always believe in that, education is one, sports is one. It is the same,” he added. Rijiju said sports cannot be treated as an optional subject and it has to be accepted as a part of education.
“Sports is also an education, so sports cannot be extra-curricular activities. Thereby sports cannot be treated as an optional subject … sports as part of education has to be accepted by all,” he said.
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