Punjab textbooks to inspire next generation with sports legends

by Manjari Singh

It’s heartening to see that the School Education Department of Punjab is taking a step towards motivating and encouraging young students to excel in sports by including the life stories of four great players in the textbooks of physical education. This move is in line with Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s vision to make Punjab a leader in the sports arena.

The inclusion of three-time hockey Olympic champion Balbir Singh Sr, legendary athlete Milkha Singh, Asian champion boxer Kaur Singh and India’s first Arjuna Awardee and Olympian athlete Gurbachan Singh Randhawa in the syllabus for classes 9 and 10 is a great initiative. These players have not only made their mark in their respective sports but have also brought pride to the state and the country.

Their biographies will serve as a source of inspiration for the younger generation to realize their dreams with grit and glory. It’s important to instil the values of hard work, perseverance, and dedication from an early age, and what better way to do that than by sharing the stories of these great sports icons?

Punjab has a rich sporting history, and it’s crucial to celebrate and preserve it for future generations. By including the stories of these sports legends in the textbooks, the state is not only acknowledging their contributions but also inspiring the next generation to follow in their footsteps.

In a time when sports and physical activity are more important than ever, it’s essential to encourage young people to participate in sports and pursue their passions. By making sports a part of the curriculum, Punjab is taking a step in the right direction. Let’s hope that this initiative leads to a brighter future for the state and its young sports enthusiasts.

Manjari Singh

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