The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) under the Youth Affairs and Sports Ministry; and the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) signed an MoU to strengthen value-based sports education amongst school children and teachers.
Significance of The MoU Between NADA and NCERT:
The key activities that will be undertaken through this MoU include developing e-content in an accessible format on sports values and ethics. The UNESCO Value-Based Sports Education toolkit will also be promoted in every classroom under the MoU.
This MoU will amplify NADA’s outreach efforts multi-fold, in collaboration with NCERT. She stressed that the MoU will also help in creating awareness at the grassroots.
As a signatory to the UNESCO International Convention Against Doping in Sports, India holds the responsibility to augment clean sports efforts and promote value-based sports education in the country.
About National Anti Doping Agency (NADA):
- It is under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.
- It was set up as a registered society under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 in 2005 with a mandate for Dope free sports in India.
- The primary objectives are to implement anti-doping rules as per WADA code, regulate dope control programmes, to promote education and research and create awareness about doping and its ill effects.
- NADA includes scientists and representatives from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).
Director General – Ritu San