CBSE, which has scheduled to conduct its Inter-School Sports Meet in the month of September has now decided to conduct a dope test for all the participants of its sports event. A circular has been issued by the board mentioning that the testing will be done in "Association with the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)".
In-fact, the circular did not give any reason for the step and officials remained unavailable for comments being busy in an important CBSE event at New Delhi. A SGFI official said "Children are not aware about the different banned substances. They don't know which medicines they can take or what are the allowed vitamins or protein supplements. We tried to provide them with the material provided by NADA but much more needs to be done".
In order to be on the safer side, CBSE will soon be releasing a list of banned substances for its Inter-School Games and sports Competitions (ISGSC). However, the boards decision to test for dope has not found favour with city schools. But still, the most worrying aspect is that the school children are indulging in these practices without being aware of about the results it might lead to.
A principal of Jain International school said, that "the decision seems to be over the top. And I have never heard of anyone taking performance enhancing drugs at CBSE sports meet and there is no reason for it to happen in the future too. These kids whom we are talking about are not professional athletes".
What do you think so, is this a good steps to be taken over children. Then is CBSE doing this only because the result of 11 athletes testing positive in the National School Games in January. What do you think? Please do share among us.