2017, Vol. 2, Issue 1
Reflective view on relevance of sports training and holistic development of students
Author(s): Dr. Miteshkumar G Vagh
As the saying in English goes, “All work and no Play make Jack a Dull boy”. It has been forgotten that academic learning and sports education complement each other. They resemble the two sides of the same coin. If sports education is carried out accompanied with the academic curriculum, the overall personality of the student is increased to quite an extent. The qualities of the leadership, sharing, team spirit and tolerance are learnt from sports. Sports training not only teach the students to maintain the physical stamina, but also the habit of obedience, discipline, the determination to win, willpower, etc. The power of reasoning, mental development, vocational specialisation comes from the academic education of the students. Therefore, sports education along with the academics result in the holistic development of the students. Now-a-days the system of education makes the students stress more on their mental development and completely rejects the physical activities. The overall outcome of this is that the developing groups of graduates and professionals have weak bodies and poor physique. The curriculum should include sports, games and physical health education for the all-round development of the students.
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Dr. Miteshkumar G Vagh. Reflective view on relevance of sports training and holistic development of students. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2017;2(1):345-347.