Sachin Tendulkar to speak on integrating sports in education

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Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is an Indian cricketer widely considered to be one of the greatest batsmen of all time, after Don Bradman. He is the leading run-scorer and century maker in Test and one-day international cricket. Government has welcomed his suggestion to integrate sports in schools and higher education system. Tendulkar has written a letter to the HRD Ministry expressing his desire to work closely with the government to integrate sports into the education system for which he has received a postive indication by HRD Minister Kapil Sibal and has invited him to make a presentation before the Ministry .

“We welcome Sachin Tendulkar’s proposal and I have already written to him inviting him for a presentation. The Ministry does not decide on the curriculum, it’s either NCERT or CBSE. After we receive the presentation, we will send it to NCERT and CBSE and see how to take it forward,” Sibal said.

The cricketer is expected to make a detailed presentation following which his suggestion on integration of sports with education would be looked into by NCERT and CBSE. “My suggestions include a road map for complete overhaul of the sports infrastructure at the university and college level, he added.