Jun 15, 6 years ago

Mahindananda Aluthgamage backs compulsory sports for school students….

Mahindananda Aluthgamage backs  compulsory sports  for school students….

The ministry of sports and the ministry of education jointly initiated a fitness program to make sports activities compulsory to every students all around the country recently.

Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage said he wanted to use the inspiration of this School Fitness program to get children playing sport more regularly for the sake of their health, fitness and to promote the standard of Sri Lanka. He further stated that school sport has been not promoted as expected due to poor participation of students and lack of sponsorship from school administration.

The most recent government survey of schools students, found that there is only 5% of students engaging with sports activities in Sri Lanka. When comparing with other developed countries the percentage average is around 50 to 55.

Also he supposes to get maximum support from Hon Bandula Gunawardena, minister of education to implement this fitness program in a very successful manner. Also Hon Mahindananda Aluthgama has already requested from the ministry of education to get necessary legal actions against the principles, those who not willing to support for this national program as well.

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