The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday started the first Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP) in India, with the Olympism-themed curriculum being merged into the school education system in the state of Odisha.
The OVEP is a practical set of resources structured by the IOC to instigate young people to the Olympic values of excellence, respect and friendship.
The programme targets to spread this values-based curriculum to aid children become active, healthy and responsible citizens.
The programme was officially initiated by Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik.
In its first year, the programme desires to impact 32,000 children enrolled in 90 schools in the cities of Bhubaneswar and Rourkela and, once it gets fully active, it will reach around 7 million children.