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CBSE conducts separate board exams for 6 students representing India in global sports meets

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

In a first, the (CBSE) conducted separate exams for six students of class 10 and 12 this year as they were representing the country in international sports championships during the regular schedule.

Four of these six students, including hero Anish Bhanwala, bagged medals in their respective events.

"The special drive of CBSE to promote talents in sports led to a departure from set practice of following the fixed exam schedule this year. There were six students who were to represent at various sports events while other class 10 and 12 students were busy writing CBSE board exams," a senior CBSE said.

"We confirmed the same from the of India, and gave special permission to two class 12 students and four class 10 students for appearing in board exams on later dates," the added.

While Amolika Singh, a class 12 student from represented at the junior Dutch Open International tournament and Yonex German open tournament in badminton, Manav Thakkar from represented the country at the Asia Cup Yokohoma, and Road to Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Qualifications, in tournaments.

"Four students of class 10 -- Anish Bhanwala, K Venkatadri, Sehajpreet and Rekha -- also represented at various international sports events and were given later dates for board exams on the recommendations of the Of India," the said.

Bhanwala of St Theresa's Convent Karnal, bagged the gold medal in the Rapid Fire Pistol event in men's 25 metre category at held in Gold Coast,

Three silver medals were bagged by of St John's High School, at at

Sehajpreet of Ryan International School, Patiala brought home the gold medal after winning an international tournament at as a member of the women's recurve team.

Rekha of Rajkiya Sarvodya Kanya Vidyalaya, Dallupura, brought laurels to the nation after winning the wheel championship at the Para held at and is training for the world championships now.

The board had recently formulated new sports guidelines for schools mandating them to have a for class 9 to 12 so as to prevent students from having a sedentary lifestyle and turning into couch potatoes.

Master blaster had given a thumbs up to CBSE's move and recommended that the new sports policy be implemented for students of all classes.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 11:15 IST