Govt to make sports mandatory in schools, have marks as well!

New Delhi: Sports is likely to be integrated into the school curriculum from coming academic session. A sports ministry proposal to this effect is in the “finishing stage”, a senior ministry official said on Sunday.

According to the ministry’s plan, students will be marked on their involvement in sporting activities, and sport will be a subject they will have to pass. The policy is likely to be rolled out in phases, beginning with making it compulsory in Class 1 in 2018, and then introducing it in higher classes.