Odisha state government has announced to construct the playgrounds in 5000 schools, in next three years. Under the 5T initiative of the state government, playgrounds will be developed in 1000 schools this year. The government also started the recruitment process of Hindi, and English teachers as well as physical education teachers.
The Minister of School and Mass Education Samir Ranjan Dash said, “To promote sports and physical fitness among youths, development of playgrounds has been kept as an integral part of the school development plan and it is one of the five elements. The other four being smart classrooms, library, laboratory, and ambiance, under the 5T program at School level.”