For long now, there has been demand for increasing the attention given to sports in the country. CBSE organizes its annual sports event keeping the same in mind.
One of the biggest sports events organized in the country i.e. CBSE's inter-school sports competition has decided to include boxing and kabaddi in lieu of Wushu and Carrom. The central board informed all affiliated schools on Thursday.
These events shall be held for boys & girls in Under 19 Age Category. Apart from adding these two sports to the inter-school competition, CBSE has also made changes to the age group categories as well as the regional clusters, confirmed the board's secretary Joseph Emmanuel. Board has now decided to organize its sporting events in Under 11, 14, 17 and 19 years age categories for Boys and Girls. However, competitions in any discipline may be held either only in any one age group; or only in any of the two age groups; or in maximum three/four age groups.
It has made essential revision in its regional clusters as well. Schools have been informed of the changes, as this will effect which region they participate in. As per previous policy, schools can host sporting events on their campus at cluster/region or even national level for any discipline. Holding CBSE sport events add to the brand image of schools, which is the reason they opt for it.