Daijiworld Media Network – Kundapur (MS)
Kundapur, December 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced projects like Khelo India and Fit India to promote sports in the country and help the compatriots win more medals in Olympics, Asian and Commonwealth Games. However, in Karnataka, almost 99% of government PU colleges lack physical education teachers, who must nurture the available talent.
Physical education teachers are not available in 54 PU colleges of Dakshina Kannada (DK) and 45 of Udupi districts. In Karnataka, as many as 1200 PU colleges lack the teachers to teach physical education.
PU lectures are the crucial phase in which an athlete is formed. Many rural sports talents study at government colleges. Due to a lack of physical education teachers, these talents don’t get a chance to shine.
Among the twin districts of DK and Udupi, only the PU school of the Navundar government has a physical education teacher.
Of the 205 private and aided PU colleges in the twin districts, nearly 90% of the institutions have physical education teachers. However, out of 99 government PU colleges, only one has the physical education teacher. In these 99 government PU colleges, 23132 students are studying. Almost all of them are devoid of sports activities because there is no physical education teacher in the colleges.
Maruti, CD Jayanna, Deputy Director of PU Education of Udupi and DK says, “The approval of the position of physical education teachers across the state should be done by the government. A proposal has already been submitted to the government on this.”