Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat' programme
Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD launched the 'Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat' programme, in Kochi, in a function held at Kendriya Vidyalaya at KV NAD, Aluva (Kochi). The programme is an initiative of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan to prepare a physical health and fitness profile card for more than 12 lakhs of Kendriya Vidyalaya students.
Ensuring quality education for all is the aim of government. Kendriya Vidyalayas in Kerala shows more quality than the Kendriya Vidyalayas of all other states. A system to involve children, a part of household chores is needed, the minister opined.
A Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat exhibition was also held along with a display of yoga by children.
About 'Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat'
The programme will provide a comprehensive and inclusive report card for children covering all age groups and children of different abilities. Making students, teachers and parents aware about the importance of good health and fitness and encouraging 60 minutes of play each day is an objective of the programme, said a statement from the HRD Ministry.
Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat programme also intends to imbibe values of olympics and paralympics among students.