Physical education compulsory in 6th to 10th standard syllabus: DG YSS

SRINAGAR: Director General, Youth Services and Sports (YSS) Navin Aggarwal Tuesday said that government has made it mandatory to have physical education part of syllabus from 6th to 10th standard.
He said this during a one-day conference of the YSS where he  distributed Cricket and other Sports Kits to various Educational Institutions of Srinagar, Budgam, Ganderbal, Pulwama, Shopian, Anantnag and Kulgam districts.
According to the official statement, the conference was organised by the Joint Directorate, Youth Services and Sports, Kashmir Division. Joint Director, YSS Kashmir Madan Lal, Principal, Physical College Ganderbal, Hardev Singh, Accounts Officer, Directorate of YSS,  A R Shigan, Heads of various educational institutions, besides Lecturers, Masters and Teachers in Physical education of Srinagar, Budgam, Ganderbal, Pulwama, Shopian, Anantnag and Kulgam districts attended the conference.
Speaking on the occasion, Director General, YSS stressed upon the officers of education and Youth Services and Sports Departments to work in unison and maintain close coordination for the promotion of sports activities among students.
He said that physical teaching staff needs to put in extra effort in this regard, besides introducing the students towards new games like fencing speed ball, roller skating etc in the valley.
The Director General said that efforts are afoot to improve the sports infrastructure in all educational institutions of the State. He said Government has already declared physical education compulsory from 6th standard to 10th level and the formulation of a befitting syllabus in this regard is already underway.