Hyderabad: The Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) has started live online sports sessions for its students to ensure they stay fit during the lockdown period.
The minister for human resource development, Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal, spoke to Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju seeking collaboration between CBSE and Fit India Movement to provide online sessions to students on sports, fitness, and nutrition.
Fit India has developed five capsules of five minutes each. They can be downloaded from https://we.tl/t-6vhcHEVx0a and can be played in between online sessions which start from 15 April.
To ensure #fitness among the children, I have spoken to @KirenRijiju for collaboration between @cbseindia29 and @FitIndiaOff & provide live sessions by experts covering topics like Basic Exercises, Nutrition, Yoga & Meditation, boosting immunity etc. pic.twitter.com/wb0YDoU7td
— Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) April 14, 2020
The sessions will stream live on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram every day at 9:30 a.m from 15 April for a month. All the live sessions can either be downloaded or made available as video capsules to be watched later. The sessions will be curated keeping in mind the need to engage students, parents, and teachers.
The board has requested all affiliated schools to circulate the information about the initiative to all students, parents, and the teaching fraternity. Schools, in consultation with stakeholders, can also share feedback to improve the quality of the content.
Mrs Anjali Razdan, the CEO of GD Goenka La Petite Montessori School, told NewsMeter, “This is a great initiative from the CBSE to keep children fruitfully occupied. Personally, I have not opened the app yet but it seems to have a wide variety of topics to offer the students. I will definitely recommend it to my school kids, too.”
Students and parents can view the live sessions on Facebook at @FitIndiaOff and on Instagram at @fitindiaoff. It will also be live on Fit India’s YouTube channel Fit India Movement or simply click on the link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQtxCmXhApXDBfV59_JNag?view_as=subscriber.