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‘All Schools Should Have At Least 90 Minutes Of Daily Time For Games’: Amicus Suggestion In Supreme Court Plea : A Call For Sports To Be Recognized As A Fundamental Right

Lawstreet Journal 22 Mar 2022 8:56pm

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According to a report given to the Supreme Court on March 17,2022, physical literacy should be recognised as a basic right, and all education boards, including CBSE and ICSE, should be asked to ensure that at least 90 minutes of every school day are allocated to "free play and games."

According to the report provided by amicus curiae Senior Advocate Gopal Shankaranarayanan, the word "physical literacy" should be used instead of sports, and it should be recognised as a fundamental right protected by Article 21 of the Constitution.

The Government of India should establish the National Physical Literacy Mission (NLPM) to give effect to the right by establishing and implementing a responsibilities framework that includes curriculum design, compliance periodic review, grievance redressal, and self-correction methods, according to the report.

Former India and NCAA tennis champion Somdev Kishore Devvarman, former Indian Hockey Captain Viren Rasquinha, and Indian badminton great and current Chief National Coach of the Indian team Mr Pullela Gopichand all provided valuable input to the report.

The report was submitted in response to a petition filed with the Supreme Court, which included several requests, including making sports a fundamental right, transferring sports to the concurrent list, and establishing an independent Ministry of Education, Sports, and Youth Empowerment at the union and state levels.

The petition also seeks judicial directions to governments in order to change their educational policies to promote sports, as well as to provide venues and equipment to let people play more.

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