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Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju launches 2nd Edition of “Fit India School Week” program

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Kiren Rijiju launches 2nd edition of ‘Fit India School Week’ programMinister of State (MoS) (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju virtually launched the 2nd Edition of “Fit India School Week” program on November 25, 2020.

Dignitaries Present:

Fit India Mission Director, Ekta Vishnoi, Manoj Ahuba Chairman of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Dr. G. Immanuel, Chairman of Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) were present during the launch.

Objective:

i.To encourage kids to incorporate physical activity and sports in their daily routine, emphasis is given on schools as they are the first place where habits are formed.

ii.To Make Every Indian fit

Key Points:

i.The schools which want to participate in the Fit India Program have to register themselves on ‘https://fitindia.gov.in/fit-india-school-week’, after which they will choose any 1 week in December 2020 to celebrate Fit India School Week.  The Initiative will be taken in all schools under the Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE).

ii.The Fit India School Week will help in ranking schools based on their performances of students, teachers, infrastructure facility and their participation in activities.

iii.Activities which have been planned for the 2020 Fit India School Week program are Aerobics, Painting, Quiz/Debates, Dance, Step-Up challenge and others.

iv.Due to Pandemic, the activities in 2020 will be conducted by schools in virtual mode.

Fit India School Week:

i.The program was launched in November, 2019.

ii.Around 15, 000 across the country participated in the Program in 2019.

Note – Fit India was founded by Shri Suparno Satpathy in year 1993 and it was incorporated as a company in year 2000.

Stadium in West Bengal’s Barasat named after Late Diego Maradona 

A Stadium near Barasat, Kolkata, West Bengal has been named after Late Argentinian Footballer, Diego Maradona.

i.It was at this stadium that Diego Maradona had conducted a Football clinic for school students in December, 2017.

Recent Related News:

i.On 17th June 2020, The Sports Ministry prepared to establish Khelo India State Centres of Excellence(KISCE) under the Khelo India Scheme and identified 8 state owned sports facilities to upgrade as KISCE.

About Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports:
Minister of State (MoS) (Independent Charge)Kiren Rijiju
Headquarters – New Delhi