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Taekwondo, archery as a sports discipline
Published on 31 Oct. 2010 12:45 AM IST
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Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) a Government of India’s flagship programme for achievement of Universalization of Elementary Education (UEE) in Nagaland with its aim of achieving all-round, quality elementary education has now introduced taekwondo and archery as a sports discipline with the aim to provide opportunity to all ST students specially girl students, emphasizing on the importance of games and sports.
Under this flagship programme, the two disciplines have been introduced in government schools, for the first time, since July 2010 in every district of the state.
According to an official bulletin, all together, 44 schools with a capacity of 50 students each are benefiting from these two disciplines. It is expected that in future, a greater number of schools will be introducing these two disciplines, providing opportunities to more students.
SSA is being implemented in partnership with State Governments to cover the entire country and address the needs of 192 million children in 1.1 million habitations.
The programme seeks to open new schools in those habitations which do not have schooling facilities and strengthen existing school infrastructure through provision of additional class rooms, toilets, drinking water, maintenance grant and school improvement grants.
Existing schools with inadequate teaching strength are provided with additional teachers, while the capacity of existing teachers is being strengthened by extensive training, grants for developing teaching-learning materials and strengthening of the academic support structure at a cluster, block and district level.
SSA also seeks to provide computer education to bridge the digital divide.

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