PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMISSIONER OF SCHOOL EDUCATION ANDHRA PRADESH : HYDERABAD Present:K.SANDHYA RANI, I.Po.S
Sub: School Education - Physical Literacy & Sports -
Developing Physical Literacy education across all schools
in Andhra Pradesh - Master and Divisional-level
Training to the Teachers - Instructions issued -
All the Regional Joint Directors and the District Educational Officers in the State are informed that Government of Andhra Pradesh is in the process of developing a Physical Literacy Policy and Implementation Plan.
Generally in India, and particularly in Andhra Pradesh, while the literacy levels are going up, statistics present a different picture altogether with regard to the physical fitness levels of citizens at large. The reason for prevalence of unhealthy situation in society is lack of physical literacy in the society. Absence/lack of physical literacy impacts growth, development, productivity and life expectancy of citizens.
"Physical literacy can be described as the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life." (Whitehead, 2016), who coined the word.
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