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NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRADITIONAL PHYSICAL EDUCATION, SPORTS AND GAMES,
Venue: - H.V.P.Mandal, AMRAVATI - INDIA
The National Conference on Traditional Physical Education, Sports
and games was recently organized by the DCPE in a joint collaboration
with HVPM and S.G.B. Amravati University Amravati with grand success.
About more than 200 participants from different States of India
attended the Event. Over and above, 18 members team from Poland
interested in yoga and traditional sports were the quest participants.
Program of the conference was designed and executed in there parts
i.e. Scientific Session, physical display and Exhibitions. Scientific
session was packed with paper presentation, key note, quest lecture
and symposia. Morning and evening time was on playing field to witness
display of traditional sports and games, mass drills of school students
and martial arts. Cultural items like folk dance in traditional
colorful attire with the accompaniment of typical music and song
s of different states of India, was the center of attraction of
the delegates. Exhibition attracted attention of the delegates.
Documentation of 100 Years history of H.V.P.Mandal, stall of the
traditional equipment / apparatuses of exercises, painting on the
theme of sports for all of school students and amateur artists,
modal and gadgets of sports based on the principles of electronics,
electric and mechanics designed and prepared by Engineering students,
evolution of archery, ancient texts and modern books, research theses
on traditional sports, games and yoga, sports philately, etc were
on display, which fetched rush of not only the delegates, but also
of local students and people of Amravati. All the three days of
Conference proved informative, educative and entertaining. It was
in real sense a curtain raiser of the Global event ahead. The glimpses
link of this conference is available on website
4TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPREHENSIVE
NATIONAL SPORTS POLICY-2007 (NAPESCON-2008)
Date : 8-10 FEB. 2008
Venue : Shree Hanuman Vyayam Prasarak Mandal, Amravati (Mah.) ^ Top
The nation has recognized education as fundamental right of a child.
According to the Judgment of the Supreme Court (1993) the fundamental
right to education is ensured to all children upto the age of 14,
including children in the age group of 0-6. As per Article 141 of
the Constitution of India, the law declared by the Supreme Court
attains the status of the law of the land. Development of a child
is, therefore, responsibility of the State. Health, Nutrition and
Education are the three basic needs of a child. The State is to
provide necessary support system to the child to meet these needs.
Education, in its broader meaning, aims at providing systematic
programme which would result into all round development of a child.
Play is a biological and social need of a child and, therefore,
forms inseparable and integral part of educational programme. Involvement
of a child in playful activities is a natural phenomena. Walking
, running, catching, throwing, jumping, pulling, pushing, lifting,
rolling, hanging etc. are the motor skills to be learnt in early
childhood. Based on these movements are the fundamental skills of
most of the games and sports. There is, therefore, need to guide
the child in its motor learning and skill development.
Primary education of the child should be based on motor learning.
Secondary education stage is more effective for skill learning and
habit formation. Schools should provide necessary sports facilities
and supervised sports programme as a part of curriculum. Concept
of whole-day school should be gradually accepted, where children
get equal opportunity to play and study. Morning breakfast, mid-day
meals and evening snacks should be provided to the child. Arrangement
should also be made to have periodical health check up of the students
and maintain their data-base. Such type of education pattern would
yield better results in academic and sports performance.
Broad-based programme of education includes physical education and
sports, art and crafts, science, language, history and geography,
etc. Involvement of a student in whole-day programme of education
will promote all round development. Efforts should be made by the
State and Central Governments to provide necessary infrastructure
facilities in the form of indoor hall and playgrounds, technical
manpower of teachers of physical education and supply of play equipment.
A phased time-bound programme of school development throughout the
country should be undertaken with the joint efforts of the government
and the school managements. Concept of granting status of a "Sports
Schools" should be developed; for those schools having playgrounds,
gymnasium and residential facilities, with slight support in the
form of providing coaches and sports equipment in the disciplines
in which the schools have proper infrastructure. Accountability
of results be fixed on coaches and physical education teachers.
Such schools may serve nurseries of would be sports persons.
Colleges and Universities, particularly those of Physical Education
and Sports may be developed as centres of potential excellence in
competitive sports. These institutions of higher learning should
also produce scientific and technical man power to take care of
sportspersons in their health, fitness and monitoring of their training
Need based orientation and refresher courses should be planned and
executed for coaches and teachers of physical education working
in training centers and educational institutions. This should be
the on-going programme.
Traditional Akhadas, Vyayam Shalas, Vyayam Mandals, Youth Clubs,
Sports Associations should be encouraged to create atmosphere congenial
to sports and national harmony. A sports culture should be developed
in the society.
Proper attention of the State needs to be paid towards development
of sports industry in the state. Production of low-cost sports equipment
like balls, bats, hockey sticks, gymnastic equipment, malkhamb,
nets and rackets, etc. will enable the schools to purchase them
in required quantity and put them to use by the students. Sports
industry should be brought under small sector or be promoted as
part of village industry. Short term innovative job-oriented technical
courses in sports goods manufacturing and sports dresses tailoring
should be designed and started in the state through industrial training
institutes. This would provide job opportunity to lakhs of youth.
Excellence in sports performance is the effect of consorted and
consolidated efforts of all stake holders and agencies working in
the field of education, industry and sports science.
A perspective plan of at least ten years duration based on the points
cited above would "make India a vibrant, leading-edge sporting
nation in the world", as envisaged in the draft of Comprehensive
National Sports Policy-2007.
National Association of Physical Education and Sports (NAPES) with
its nationwide net-work is fully prepared and equipped to share
the government in executing the policy in its true spirit and letter.
With this introduction and background, the Association is honoured
to submit this document containing deficiencies and amendments proposed
to the Draft of Comprehensive National Sports Policy -2007. The
Document also contains a set of recommendations of this Association
to bring positive changes in the existing pattern of education,
physical education and sports.
The 'NAPES' had its 4th National Conference at Amravati (Mah.) on
8-10 February 2008. Encouraging participation of its national-wide
members, University Representatives, State Govt. representatives,
Sports Journalists, Principals and faculty members of the Colleges
of Physical Education, Sports Coaches and Physical Education Teachers
etc. was observed at the conference.
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India New Delhi had
specially deputed Mr. Joe Sebastian, Director (Sports) to attend
the conference on the Draft Comprehensive National Sports Policy-2007
and the Teacher Training Programme of Physical Education in India
which was continued for three days.
The present text of amendments and recommendations is the outcome
of the National Conference.
The title on sports policy be renamed as National Physical Education
and Sports Policy-2008. Physical Education and Sports are to be
considered two sides of the coin.
The nomenclature Comprehensive National Sports Policy excluding
Physical Education, does not convey the meaning totally. It reflects
only competitive or recreational aspect of sport. Educational and
Social values of sports are percolated only through the term 'Physical
For the proper implementation of the Sports Policy and Physical
Education programme nation-wide basis, Physical Education and Sports
may be included in the concurrent list.
There should be a "National Council of Physical Education Research
and Training" (NCPERT) in line with 'NCERT'- with autonomous
status which will be responsible for all matters relating to sports
and Physical Education Programme in Schools, Physical Education
Colleges and Universities.
There are about 300 and odd colleges of physical education and University
Departments of Physical Education in the country, a few are added
to the list every year. In order to have proper and healthy growth
of the colleges / departments of physical education and to become
'Centres of Sports Excellence', there is need for the formation
of National Council of Physical Education Research and Training
as early as possible.
Physical Education may be made a compulsory subject at Primary,
Secondary and Higher Secondary levels of education and adequate
qualified teachers be appointed to comprehensively, cover the curriculum
designed by NCERT, and make it a subject for examination.
This House strongly recommends to the State Govts. to make appointment
of physical education teachers in secondary and higher secondary
level mandatory, similar to other subject teachers with parity in
Sports goods manufacturing and marketing courses be designed and
implemented in Industrial Training Institutes by the Technical Education
Board of the State, with the object to boost sports industry, to
make available low cost equipment to people and to promote self-employment
to the graduates of physical education.
The Boards of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education are requested
to consider establishment of fitness laboratories in a phased manner
in Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools, in line with Science
or Biology laboratory to enable the students to know their health
and fitness level and further to improve it.
This association is having a plan of 'Fitness Laboratory' equipped
with low cost testing equipments.
Universities are the resources for producing potential sports persons
at national and international level in most of the advance countries.
In view of the huge Youth Power of our Universities in India, it
is recommended that the Centre of Excellence in selected sports
disciplines be established in some of the Universities based on
certain criteria, with the financial assistance from UGC, SAI or
the Ministry of Sports.
The Govt. should encourage industrial houses, corporate bodies,
private and public sector undertakings to adopt educational institutions
and form sports academy in selected disciplines there by providing
infrastructure support and standard equipments. Such companies or
houses or sectors may be granted appropriate tax concessions.
It is strongly recommended that the colleges of physical education
and university deptt. of physical education may establish a Placement
Cell to disseminate information to education institutes, to industrial
companies, recreational centres, star hotels for employment of trained
teacher, fitness trainer, yoga expert, aerobic instructor and Sport/Health
The State Govts are requested to consider making legal provision
for creating posts such as sports officers, Youth welfare officer,
fitness expert, sports consultant, Yoga Instructor, etc. in Corporate
Bodies, Panchayat Samiti, Hospitals, NYKS, Municipal Councils, Zilla
Parishads, Industrial Houses, Private and Public Sector undertakings
to promote placement of the products of professional colleges of
The National Association of Physical Education & Sports a voluntary
registered body functioning since the year 1992, be recognized by
the Govt. at Centre as consultative and collaborative body of the
Government in the subject of physical education and sports.
It is also further requested to give representation to this Association
on following bodies:
1 National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE)
2 National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT)
3 Sports Authority of India.
4 Association of Indian University
a) It is recommended that simple, illustrative and informative books
on rules, play skills and training in different sports and games
in English and regional languages be published by the Text Book
Bureau of the State Govt.
b Motivational and inspirational audio-video presentations of great
Indian and international sports persons and clips of recent mega
sports events, coaching and training, etc. be made available to
Sports Training Centres, colleges of physical education, university
departments of sports and other educational institutions at subsidized
In view of the momentum gained by sport movement in India due to
successfully hosting of Afro Asian Games in 2003 at Hyderabad, the
World Military Games at Hyderabad in 2007, and now India is preparing
for the Commonwealth Youth Games in coming October 2008 at Pune,
followed by the Commonwealth Games in 2010 at Delhi and bidding
for Olympic Games in 2016 or 2020, it is high time for the Sports
Regulating Authorities at State and Central Govt. level to consider
implementing physical education & sports programme right from
primary school level onward by creating, basic infrastructure, providing
low-cost sports equipment and appointing physical education teachers
in primary schools all over India.
The authoritative statutory bodies like NCTE, UGC, the Universities
and State Department of Higher Education which monitor the functioning
of the colleges and university departments of Physical Education
in the matter of finance, appointments, promotions of teachers,
project proposals and other relevant issues should have understanding
and coordination regarding policy and rules pertaining to these
3RD NATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON BROAD BASED PROGRAMME OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS IN THE
NEW MILLENNIUM (NAPESCON 2000) ^
Date : 29,30 & 31ST DECEMBER 2000
Venue : AURANGABAD (M.S.)
Participants : 350
1) National policy on physical education and sports
It was resolved to recommend to the Policymakers to draft a National
Policy on Physical Education and sports.
2) Accreditation Body
In the pattern of the other National Professional Bodies it was
resolved to constitute an apex accreditation Body to monitor professional
preparation in Physical Education and sports.
3) Association :
It was resolved to for Physical Education and Sports Association
on a Federal Setup under one agency by systematic unification of
the existing bodies.
4) Academics :
a) It was resolved to recommend to the concerned authorities (School/Colleges/Universites)
to provide Physical Education ad sportsas a part of Academic Descipline
in appointments promotions and status on a par with other academic
b) It was resolved to recomment to implement Yashpal committee Report-Restructuring
Academic Load and substituting by Physical Education and sports
c) It was resolved to recommend to the restructure the activity
programmes in Physical Education and Sports at different levels
of school Education with the inclusion of Adventure Sports.
d) It was resolved to recommend the Renewal of Physical Motor, Fitness
Batteries (National Physical Motor fitness Programmes)
e) It was resolved to recommend special Physical Education and sports
Activities in Programmes for the Challenge Group.
f) It was resolved to recommend the importance and placement of
Health Education, Physical education & Sports Curriculums at
all levels of education.
g) It was resolved to recommend to the Concerned Authorities to
review, revise and restructure the course curriculum of Under Graduate
and Post Graduate level of Professional preparation in Physical
Education Teacher Training Institutions. (College, Universities
and other institutions in India)
h) It is resolved that there should be uniformity in designation
of Physical Education & Sports personnel Serving in Schools,
Colleges, Teacher Training Colleges.
2nd NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PHYSICAL EDUCATION
AND SPORTS UNDER THE AUSPICES OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICAL
EDUCATION AND SPORTS ^ Top
Venue : Wus Centre
81, Spurtank Road
Chetput, Madras - 600 031
Date : 29th & 30th March 1996
Participants : Physical Education Teachers, Directors of Physikcal
Education of Schools, Colleges and Universities, Association of
Sports and Games, Sports Administrators, Sports Men & Women,
Representatives of Government and Social Service Organisations,
Sports Clubs, Parents, School/ College Principals & Headmasters,
Sports Journalists and well wishers from all over the country.
To Critically analyze the state of affairs of Physical Education
and Sports in India.
To study and examine the present status of Physical Education and
To Draft and design the course of action for the future based on
our past experience and our National Resources and policy perspectives.
Aiming at the NEW CENTRURY'S THRUST THROUGH A PROCESS OF PHYSICAL
EDUCATION AND SPORTS FOR 2000 AD AND BEYOND.
THE CONFERENCE THEME ORIENTED INPUT COMPONENTS CONSISTS OF :
Areas of Disscussion
a) Pre-Primary & Primary level
b) Secondary/Senior Secondary/Junior College
c) College Education & University (UG & PG)
d) Community Level
a) Statewide profile and reports on Physical Education and Sports
b) Curriculum at all level and delivery models.
c)Professional Preparation & Employment Potential
d) Professional Status & Career Oportunities
e) Professional Inservce training / updating to ensure knowledge
in modern trends ect.
f) Community & industry base activities
g) International relations & Institutional Co-operation including
h) Research & Development
i) And other aspects of National Importance & development
1st NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION
AND SPORTS ^ Top
The National Conference of Physical Education and Sports was convened
on 7th and 8th February 1992 under the auspices of the National
Association of Physical Education and Sports on the campus of the
1. Fixing up the norms / criteria for accreditation of the physical
2. Visit to the colleges of physical education & to submit reports
about the existing
and the status of up coming colleges in various states with due
recognition of the authorities.(NCTE) :
3. Meeting of the liaison officers for more active and functioning
4. Membership drive for enrolling members in a larger number so
that the financial
position can be improved :
5. Since physical education forms a part of the primary school curriculum-
Classes I to VIII it should be required subject in the course content
Teacher Education Colleges. This association should work out a Suggested
6. In-service primary school teachers should be given an opportunity
to go through orientation programme in physical education. Such
courses should be of a duration of 4 weeks of weekend courses may
be conducted by the members of the NAPES in their locality. Colleges
of physical education can shoulder this responsibility for persons
in the neighbouring locality. By way of incentive in service primary
school teachers under going the orientation programme may be given
two advance increments.
7. i) An outline of the course content of the orientation programme
with emphasis on its practical aspect should be prepared by the
NAPES. The members of the Executive Committee and the State Liaison
Officers should join hands with the staff of the existing colleges
of physical education wherever they exist in conducting orientation
courses of short duration or weekend courses. The co-operation of
the local authorities should be secured for the purpose.
ii) In urban Areas wherever Corporation & Municipalties exist,
weekend orientation programme may be organized with the help of
the concerned authorities.
iii) In Rural areas of the Zilla Parishad and Panchayat Sameetee
authorities should be persuaded to offer facilities for orientation
8 i) The NCERT have already framed a model syllabus in physical
education for classes, I to VIII and State Governments have adopted
the same with suitable additions and alterations suiting to the
local interest. The National Association should endeavour to poppularise
this curriculum in physical education for primary schools through
discussion, meetings and even day Seminars. Efforts should be made
to see that each primary school has atleast one copy of the syllabus
in physical education for classes I to VIII.
ii) In classes I to V daily one period is provided for physical
education and in classes VI to VIII there should be five periods
per week. The State and District Physical Education Associations
may make all efforts to impress with education authorities that
this requirement is followed by primary schools.
iii) The minimum requirement in respect of play areas and equipment
for primary schools be maintained. Our effort should be to bring
this requirement to the notice of local authorities so that they
may take up this programme in a phased manner and see that primary
schools in their jurisdiction fulfill this requirements.
iv) Finally as recommended by the National Policy of Education,
Physical education should be a subject of evaluation for primary
school children and should enjoy status at par with other academic
v) By way of incentive , it would be a very encouraging step, if
the State Government and local authority offers two advance increments
to teachers in their scale of salary for those who complete the
orientation programme. Such a step will attract the inservice primary
school teachers to join the orientation programme.
9. The pupil teacher ratio in High/Higher Secondary Schools should
be one teacher for 250 pupils. For strength over and above 250,
additional physical education teachers should be appointed in the
same ratio or a fraction thereof. Persons qualified as Bachelor
of Physical Education OR Bachelor of Education with Physical Education
should be appointed in High Schools. Their status, pay scales, work
load etc should be at par with their counter parts persons holding
Master's degree in Physical Education should be appointed in Higher
10. Physical Education should be an examination subject in High/Higher
Secondary School and should have weightage at per with other class
room subjects for annual promotions.
11. Physical education should be compulsory in the 1st year of all
colleges. The NAPES should prepare suggestive draft syllabus. Incentive
marks should be given to students participating in Inter-collegikate
12. In Colleges, lecturers in physical education should be appointed
in the ratio of one lecturer for 1000 students or a fraction thereof.
Lecturers in Physical education should be appointed as per qualifications
laid down by the U.G.C. and should enjoy status, pay scales, promotion
avenue at par with other college lecturers.
13. The existing colleges of Physical Education should here after
conduct 3 years courses in physical education after 10+2 to qualify
as Bachelor of Physical Education or B.Sc.in Sports. They should
go through a course in methodology of teaching.
14. The Master's Degree in physical education should be of 2 years
duration uniformly throughout the country, vacation courses in the
Master's Degree should be discontinued hereafter to maintain the
high standards of such persons and to provide opportunity of research/
experimental work during the period of training of two years.
15. Faculty improvement programme should be implemented effectively
to provide opportunity to lecturers in physical education for further
improvement. Every University should have a separate faculty for
16. A Research Cell should be established with NCERT, New Delhi
or LNCPE, (LNWPE) Gwalior which should scrutinize syllabus in physical
education, evaluation programme in the subject and other requirements
of the discipline.
Association needs central recognition.
a) As recommended in the conference, we have worked out a draft
course content in physical education and sports to be included in
the primary teacher education colleges. If this recommendation is
accepted it may be circulated to various Governments in the country
for suitable action. Then only prospective primary school teachers
will be qualified to teach and promote physical education in primary
b) The steps suggested in recommendation No.6 will take of future
requirements. But the problem of orienting the existing in-service
physical education teachers has to be tackled on a priority basis.
(about 7 lakhs of in service primary school teachers). Without such
a step the programme of physical education cannot be effectively
implemented. In this connection a pilot scheme which we had submitted
to the Ministry in June 1991, may be sanctioned.
c) The syllabus of orientation course for inservice Primary school
teachers is already proposed by the NAPES. We suggest that State
Governments may be advised to take advantage of our personnel from
the colleges of Physical education & from the colleges of Physical
education & from the state units for organizing orientation
courses. The Association will be happy to render any assistance
in the matter through our state Liaison Officers or through our
Head Quarter in Amravati.
d) It may be emphasized that Zilla Parishad & Municipalities
and Corporation may be advised to provide play areas and equipments.
Similarly the National Policy had emphasized that pupils should
be evaluated in physical education. Hence the scheme of evaluation
proposed by the Conference may be brought to the notice of State
Governments to be adopted with suitable amendments wherever necessary.
e) Our recommendation to give advance increments to in service teachers
completing the orientation course deserves special consideration.
f) This recommencation will help the schools to implement the programme
more effectively. The number of teachers required by the school
should be in the ratio indicated in this recommendation. Their status
and load of work should be at par with other teachers. The Union
Ministry may issue a suitable circular to State Governments in the
g) The National Policy on Educationl emphasis on evaluation of pupils
in physical education and sports. As recommended in the Conference
draft scheme of evaluation for High schools only, is prepared by
the Association. This has been based on the framed by the NCERT
in its seminar held in 1980. This scheme may be circulated either
for implementation or for framing a suitable scheme by an individual
h) The related recommendations to physical education, maintaining
uniformity in the courses at the graduate level, may be implementation
at the post graduate level and the doctorate level.
i) If approved, it may be worthwhile to have a meeting of the representative
of this Association and the representative of SAI, NCERT, LNIPE,(LNUPE)
and UGC either in Delhi or LNIPE at (LNUPE) Gwalior and to have
general consensus of opinion in the meeting so as to enable the
Union Ministry to take suitable decision on the related recommendations.
Equivalent Citation : 1993 Air(SC) 2178 : 1993 (I) JT 474 : 1993
(I) Scale 290 :
1993 (I) SCC 645
Unni Krishan J.P. Vs State of A.P.
Date of Judgment : 04-Feb-1993
Articles 21, 41, 45 and 46 - Right to education is to be determined
in the light of Articles 41, 45 and 46 of the Constitution - A citizen
has a fundamental right to education which flows from Article 21
- however, such right is not an absolute right - Every child citizen
of India has right to education which is subject to the limit of
economic capacity and development of the State - Such right to education
which is implicit in the right of life and personal liberty guaranteed
by Article 21 must be construed in the light of Directive Principles
of the constitution.
The right to education which is implicit in the right to life and
personal liberty which is guaranteed by Article 21 must be construed
in the light of Directive Principles in Part IV of the constitution.
So far as the right to education is concerned, there are several
articles in Part IV which expressly speak of it. Article 41 says
that the State shall within its economic capacity make effective
provisions for securing right to education, whereas Article 45 says
that the State shall Endeavour to provide, within a period of 10
years from the commencement of the Constitution for free and compulsory
education to all those children until they complete the age of 14
years. Article 46 commands and the State shall promote with special
care the educational and economic interest of the weaker section
of the protect them from social injustice. The right to education
further means that a citizen has a right to call upon the State
to provide educational facility to him within the limits of its
economic capacity and development. By saying so Article 21. In such
circumstances, it is clear that by reading Article 21, the court
would be enabling each and every citizen to approach the court to
compel the State to provide such education as he chooses must be
held to be unfounded. The right to free education is available only
to children until the age of 14 years.