Tamil Nadu Education Minister, KA Sengottaiyan informed that morning exercise will soon be introduced in the schools across the state. As a part of Physical Education, the schools will be required to start the day with exercise. The Educational Minister put forward a tweet asking all the Chief Educational Officers of the state to take this idea forward. The idea behind regular morning exercise is introducing light exercises that can be performed inside the classrooms when the sun is extreme outside.
The circular which would bring the said move into effect is yet to be issued as the schools are yet working on implementing this move. The Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University said that the initiative taken by the Education Minister was to ensure physical movement. The exercises prescribed are meant to relieve soreness of muscles and improve flexibility.
Besides regular physical exercise, the TN Education Department has also proposed to introduce weekly English training sessions for students in the government schools of the state. This initiative is to provide better opportunities and career options for the students. The Government schools had English as a medium of instruction since 2012-13. The proposed 90 minute English training classes will be introduced for the students from January.
Recently, the Tamil Nadu state government has sanctioned Rs. 6000 crores in order to set up medical colleges in 6 districts of the state. The medical colleges will be set up in the states of Dindigul, Namakkal, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar, Nilgiris, and Tirupur.