Published Date: 16 Feb 18
‘A perfect harmony between mind and body generate mentors, champions, geniuses and great world leaders’.
‘Physical Education is a process of learning which modifies our behaviour through bodily based actions’. For a healthy nation, we need healthy citizens who can boost the progress of our country and contribute strongly to the overall prosperity. From ancient times our education system is emphasizing on physical fitness, like in old days Gurukuls organized many physical activities to enhance the physical abilities of their students. A disciplined routine helps the students to cope up and adapt well to all situations and difficult environments. After independence, our education system incorporates physical education with other subjects and makes physical education as an integral part of school curriculum. Physical Education is a vast subject and it detail study brings harmonious growth and development so that optimum health and a good personality can be developed. It strengthens the immune system, increases stamina and develops endurance. The aim of introducing physical education in schools is to make every child physically, mentally and constitutionally fit. The students get to know about the importance of balanced diet and also the dangerous consequences of eating junk food.
“A lazy body creates a lazy mind”, and opens the doors to unbalanced growth and many diseases. Nowadays obesity in children is a major cause of concern for all of us. Physical activities like mass P.T, playing different sports like football, volleyball, badminton, handball, swimming etc keeps our young generation healthy, fit and fine. A healthy routine should be an integral part of every person from his/her childhood. In school curriculum, physical education breaks the monotony of continuous study periods and keeps our students free from stress and anxiety. Games period is the most awaited break for all the students. It helps in the overall development of the students as well as creates harmony, enthusiasm and interest in schooling.
Physical Education increases the self-esteem, team spirit, cooperation, coordination and effective social interaction, abilities among the students. It helps the students to enhance their motor control and object control abilities. They learn to develop good strategies which help them to achieve high goals. They learn to face challenges and wins over their difficulties to perform well in competitions. “Physical fitness and wellness is one’s richest profession”. A healthy and fit society also fulfils the WHO objectives: “Live most and serve the best”. Today our environment is polluted, human life is stressful, poor diet, and unhygienic habits etc have increased the health problems of humans. Today we desperately need physical fitness, wellness and healthy lifestyle programs to improve our abilities and reduce health problems. These days comprehensive Physical Education programs are introduced by many schools. Students are motivated to participate in healthy outdoor activities with an element of fun edit to it. The regular and routine exercises improve the cardiovascular health and promote muscles and bone development.
Important benefits of Physical Education-
To keep the flames of achievers blazing high, Meenakshi Public School, Gurugram, India (situated in the heart of the millennium city with hardly 30 minutes drive from Delhi International Airport) involves many activities to inculcate healthy habits among students which lead to a happy life. Physical education is emphasized at all levels for no education is complete without giving due importance to physical fitness.
The impressive campus is generously provided with almost all kinds of sporting activities. Inter House and Inter School Matches in cricket, basketball, football, volleyball and other sports ensure healthy competition, apart from grooming state and national level sportspersons.
Yoga is an integral part of our curriculum at Meenakshi Public School Gurugram. It keeps our students’ mind in harmony and makes a perfect balance between mind, body and soul. Swimming is considered as a complete exercise. At Meenakshi Public School, Gurugram we have half Olympic Size Swimming Pool to provide all-round development and fitness to the students.
Besides providing enough opportunities for outdoor sports, the School has also provided for Carom, Table Tennis, Chess and other Indoor Games which occupy the students’ time during their leisure hours.
Gymnasium helps people build their physical stamina, mental agility and raise their level of endurance. The school with an excellent infrastructure of Gym promotes such unique fitness amongst the students and has provided state- of -the -art -gymnasium to its school students.
The fall in the human values and blind obsession for the material wealth have resulted in grave incidents. To protect yourself from the various assaults just like the Buddhists monks did since Buddhism forbids the use of weapons, the school ignites the use of physical and mental power through the art of self-defence, Karate. The expert trains the students in breath control, reflexes and the muscular power. Annually the students appear in examination conducted by Shito Ryu Siko Kai Karate- Do India and clear the levels.
Values such as self-control, discipline, courage and perseverance are instilled among the children through a wide range of games and sports program based on their needs and interests.