Kolkata: The State Government has decided to introduce rock climbing training as a part of extra-curricular activities for students from class V to VIII.
There are many boys and girls who are adventure-loving but lack the facilities and/or time for proper training. They are often inspired by seeing such activities on television or on internet.
Including rock climbing in the syllabus would make it much easier for such students to acquire the required training.
Rock climbing is, in fact, a life skill. It has the capacity to give people confidence and courage, and keep them physically active. The course to be introduced would also give students the training to rescue people.
Other courses to be introduced as extra-curricular subjects at the school level are script-writing for plays, acting, news editing, etc.