A “no bag day” and a mandatory games period is what the Bihar government is set to introduce at least once a week in order to reduce the burden on students, an official said on Sunday. The idea behind this is students will come to schools only with their lunch boxes without carrying the burden of books as this is meant to encourage practical and experimental learning.The official stated.
“If a games period is introduced in schools, we would be able to identify talents at a very early stage”.
In order to better facilitate the players at the national level, they’re provided with subsidiary grant to avail the facility of sports kits, and treatment and enrolment in the course of the National Institute of Sports, the minister said. In this context 70 players in 2020-21 were provided Rs 21.02 lakh as a subsidiary grant.
Recently sportspersons from Bihar bagged 6 medals in the World Championship of Arnis Games in the Philippines. In addition to that Chandan Kumar Singh secured a medal in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and Muzaffarpur’s Sharad Kumar accomplished to go down in history as the first ever medallist from the state in the Paralympics.