PANAJI: The proposed National Sports Education Board (NSEB), is set to bridge the gap between sports and education while also catering to the need of striving for excellence.
As per the information given by Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports, Anurag Thakur in Rajya Sabha today; the proposed NSEB would allow collaboration with existing boards so that the sportsperson could grow well academically along with sports, states a press release by the Ministry.
NSEB’s highlights also include promoting excellence in sports by ‘catching them young’ and nurturing identified talents, and working to include transfer of credit points to higher level to increase competition and to help in career prospects from the angle of fear of dropping out.
The aims and objectives of the proposed National Sports Education Board (NSEB) will be as under:
• Initiating large scale participation in sports and promoting personal, social and community development.
• Promoting excellence in sports by ‘catching them young’ and nurturing identified talents.
• Providing assurance to the sports community and parents that practicing sports would not lead to loss in academics, vertical mobility & employment opportunities.
• Promoting alternative career opportunities related to sports in an organised way.
• Involving Teachers, PE staff, Coaches, Community Outreach Volunteers, Health Specialists, mental health and wellness psychologists, nutritionist, physiotherapists in preparing and conducting online and face to face modular training, orientations and webinars.
• Engaging in sports development by devising better and more effective ways of promoting interest, participation and performance in sport.