A seminar to boost physical education
A seminar to boost physical education.A two-day National Seminar on Importance of Sports to Improve the Quality of Education (NSISQE-2015) began at Kakaraparti Bhavanarayana (KBN) College on Thursday.
A two-day National Seminar on Importance of Sports to Improve the Quality of Education (NSISQE-2015) began at Kakaraparti Bhavanarayana (KBN) College on Thursday.Speaking at the inaugural session of the national seminar, Prof. S Alagesan, Head of Faculty of Physical Education, Vivekananda University, Coimbatore, said, “Education will not be complete without physical education which helps improve soft skills and physical fitness of students, besides strengthening their mental health.
Physical activities like sports, exercises and yoga enhance the abilities of students. Physical education also helps students to develop self-confidence, perseverance and team spirit. Equal importance must be given for education and sports for the holistic development of students.”He lamented that a majority of educational institutions and parents were not giving due importance to physical education.“There is a misconception among some parents that their children cannot fare well in academics if they are allowed to take part in sports.
The parents need to change their irrational mindset. Otherwise, their children will get themselves reduced to mere bookworms without any exposure to the outside world,” he said.Prof Y Kishore, Dean of Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU), appreciated the physical education department of KBN College for organising a first-of-its-kind national seminar on sports, in collaboration with Krishna University. He also lauded the KBN College management for setting up an indoor stadium with all modern infrastructure to enable students to actively take part in sports.
Krishna University Sports Board secretary N Srinivasa Rao, ANU principal P Johnson, KBN College principal P Krishna Murthy, vice-principal V Narayana Rao, secretary and correspondent SVSM Rajith Kumar, seminar organising secretary D Hemachandra Rao, physical education department heads and faculty members of various colleges attended the seminar.