Panaji: Sept. 1, 2016 …. Chief Minister Shri Laxmikant  Parsekar has said that the role of the Physical Education teacher is very important as he strives to inculcate different social values like sense of sportsmanship, team spirit, unity, togetherness etc. He acts as a guide and mentor, of the students and to encourage and motivate children to be active in life, he added.

 Shri Parsekar was speaking after inaugurating state Seminar for Physical Education Teachers for Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools on “Role of Stakeholders for promotion of sports and games organized by the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs in collaboration with all Goa Higher Secondary Schools Physical Education teachers Associations (PETA) at Institute Menezes Braganza hall, Panaji, today.

 Shri Parsekar said that Government has given more thrust for strengthening adequate infrastructure for schools in the state. He said, compared to other schools in the country the infrastructure provided to schools in Goa is far better. He said, the physical education teacher shoulders unique responsibilities in the school physical activity programms to ensure that students remain physically active.

Shri Siddharth Kuncokienkar, MLA and Chairman of EDC speaking on the occasion appealed to the teaching community to promote yoga in schools for the wellbeing of younger generation. He Shri Kuncokienkar referred to the proposed Panaji smart city and said initiatives will developing  jogging track, walking parks will be taken to the benefit the public..

Chief Minister felicitated to Shri Ankush Prabhu, Physical Education teacher of VVS Lad High School Physical Education teacher and Shri Vinod Dhamaskar, Physical Education teacher of R. M. Higher Secondary School, Margao by presenting mementos, shawl and sriphal on the occasion.

Shri V. M Prabhudesai, Director of Sports welcomed the guests. Shri S.A Haldankar Asst. Director proposed the vote of thanks.