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The ‘Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat’ programme is an initiative of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS). Under this programme, a physical health and fitness profile card is prepared for more than 12 lakh students studying in Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) schools. The Union Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD), Prakash Javdekar, launched this programme in 2017.
The Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat programme emphasises a balanced diet, yoga and daily routine for students. For ensuring quality education, physical fitness must also be a part of schools. The government aims to strengthen the education sector and empower general education by introducing the Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat programme in KV schools.
The Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat programme focuses on the development of the following skills amongst the students:
|Particulars||Age 5-8 Years||Age 9-19 Years|
|Manipulative skills||Flexibility||Explosive leg power|
|Body management skills||Abdominal muscular endurance||Yoga|
The Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat programme intends to create awareness of physical activities amongst school students, teachers and parents. This programme makes physical activities for students a part of their school curriculum and encourages them to participate in sports activities.