CBSE affiliated schools are now required to offer one compulsory period of sports (Health and Physical Education) to the students studying in classes 1 to 8. The program Health and Physical Education (HPE) was announced by the CBSE last year and the new announcement is the continuation of the program. The mandatory classes will start from the upcoming academic session which will commence in April 2019.
The primary focus of the HPE is to keep the students mentally and physically fit and therefore will necessary involve outdoor activities and games.
The CBSE circular in this regard says, "The revised and updated transactional strategies, detailed guidelines and methodology for administering HPE (Health and Physical Education) to students will be available on CBSE website shortly”.
The year HPE program was implemented for classes 9-12 and this year, the program will cover all the 12 classes in all the CBSE affiliated schools.
"CBSE has decided to mainstream Health and Physical Education for classes IX to XII with the aim of holistic development of the child, leading to a well-balanced individual in all walks of life," board had said in a statement.