Recently in the first week of November, CBSE released a circular directing the CBSE affiliated schools to observe Fitness Week Celebration in the month of November. This fitness celebration is crafted to promote physical fitness among CBSE students.
The circular mentions that the children who remain are able
to handle their day-to-day physical and emotional challenges in a better way. Also,
it asserts that awareness and support for the fitness movement aimed at a
holistic and healthy lifestyle to promote internal health has become more
essential than before.
The circular also draws its reference from the “Fit India
Movement” launched on 29 Aug 2019 by the Honorable Prime Minister of India Mr
Narendra Modi. Moreover, the moment was formulated to encourage people to include
and develop physical activity and sports in their day-to-day lives and into
their daily routine.
It further adds that, in order to take this mission of “Fit
India Movement’ further, CBSE has taken an initiative to celebrate a “Fitness
Week”. It will be organized every year in all its affiliated schools, during
the second and third week of November, for a total of six working days.
It has been observed that in the concurrent time of the digital
era, the virtual reality through the smart devices dominates over the physical playfulness.
Hence, the circular further emphasizes that the movement
also focuses to change this behaviour from ‘Passive Screen time’ to ‘Active
Field time’. and the schools need to support the development of the Sports
Quotient among all the students of CBSE and help them achieve a healthy
It will also promote an understanding and a sense of regular
physical activity and higher levels of fitness among the students, a sense that
it will enhance their self-esteem and their confidence.
Ek Bharat – Shreshtha Bharat for Promoting Indigenous Games
On the sixth day of this program, CBSE decided to take-up
“Ek Bharat – Shreshtha Bharat”.
For this purpose, the schools of one state are partnered
with the schools of another state. Moreover, the Schools falling under the
Partner State 1 are expected to take-up and organize native or local games of Partner
State 2 and vice- a-Versa.
The pair of states to exchange their Indigenous Games
The CBSE has already decided the pairs of the states. Accordingly,
the schools belonging to one state will organize the local games of other state
as per the pair of the states mentioned below.
Tamil Nadu – Jammu & Kashmir
Madhya Pradesh – Manipur & Nagaland
Himachal Pradesh – Kerala
Maharashtra – Odisha
Chandigarh – Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Uttar Pradesh – Arunachal Pradesh & Meghalaya
Punjab – Andhra Pradesh
Goa – Jharkhand
Bihar – Tripura & Mizoram
Lakshadweep – Andaman & Nicobar
Uttarakhand – Karnataka
Haryana – Telangana
Rajasthan – Assam
Delhi – Sikkim
Puducherry – Daman & Diu
As a conclusion, it can be asserted that it’s for sure that
whenever an educator, a guru or a teacher guides or counsel a student. They always
mention or say recommends a student to stay fit to enhance their learning and
Additionally, it can be construed that focus on fitness
aimed at students, derives its root from a wise saying “a healthy mind resides
in a healthy body”. Thus:-
If a student wants to excel in their studies and wishes their fitness to come into play, Then they must head towards the playground and simply play.