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An Analysis on the Growth of Physical Education Facilities in Senior Secondary Schools of Madhya Pradesh | Original Article

Harshad Mishra*, Deepak Mehta, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


School education is therefore considered the foundation on which the integrated personality of a child is developed from the grass root level. Numerous policies and programmes have been introduced by the Central and State Governments for the upliftment of the standard of the school education including the physical education and sports both for the Government and non-Government institutions in the country. Education process aims at the holistic development of the personality of an individual in order to ensure hisher congruence with social milieu. Any learning when imparted through physical activity is termed as physical education and similarly it is also targeted at the all-round development of personality of an individual through games and sports. Physical education and sport, although closely linked, are not synonymous. Sport is formalized physical activity involving competition or challenges against oneself, others or the environment, with an emphasis on winning. It begins in play and develops through games and challenges. On the other hand the focus in the physical education curriculum is on the child’s holistic development, stressing personal and social development, physical growth, and motor development.