Integration of Physical Education in General Education as a Tool for Student Self Realization
(i) Development of democratic approach,
(ii) Improvement of vocational efficiency,
(iii) Development of personality and
(iv) Development of qualities of leadership.
Physical education puts its great contribution in developing these qualities in an individual.
Two statements ‘A sound mind lies in a sound body’ and ‘physical Education an integral part of total Education’, one statement empowers the other statement. A complete personality is consisted of healthy body and healthy mind.
In other words it can be said physical educations assist whole educational process in developing all round personality. Only theoretical approach may produce a sound mind, but for a sound body physical approach is required.
Therefore only class room education itself cannot be considered as a complete educational programme until and unless physical education is regarded as an integral part of the programme.
Relationship of physical education with general education is well recognized and understood. It is therefore, physical education found essentially place in regular curriculum of every education institution.