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Include Taekwondo in Medical Curriculum: MCI receives proposal

Include Taekwondo in Medical Curriculum: MCI receives proposal

West Bengal: Consequent to the repeated attacks government medical colleges and hospitals in Bengal, the Directorate of Medical Education, WB has now proposed to the Medical Council of India that Taekwondo training should become a  part of the MBBS curriculum for all medical students in all government medical college and hospitals.

TOI reports that apart from sending this proposal, the DMER itself has started is keen on introducing this Korean martial art to medical students, not only for self-defense but also for discipline and character-building. Many medical colleges and hospitals in the state, including RG Kar Hospital and CNMC have put forward the proposal of Taekwondo classes, with NRS Hospital taking a lead, where 100 doctors are taking taekwondo training twice a week from early this year.

"Taekwondo is not only about self-defence but also about self-discipline, increasing stamina and building character. Getting taekwondo training from experts like Grand Master Roy would immensely help medical students in all aspects of their lives," NRS Hospital deputy superintendent Dr Dwaipayan Biswas told TOI.

It is reported that MCI is yet to provide its feedback to the state government on its proposal

Source: with inputs
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    Pradipta Kumar Roy September 28, 2017, 11:47 pm

    Everybody may be aware that in India way back none else but Rabindra Nath Tagore, great seer introduced Martial Art in Visva-Bharati University.

    Taekwondo education is very important for today’s life. Respect, trust and open communication are the foundations of strong families. Taekwondo training promotes values such as honesty, courtesy, loyalty, and cooperation. Each is an essential component in maintaining a good family structure.

    “Taekwondo teaches self-control and harmony. Taekwondo is excellent for building character. Taekwondo exercise leads to de-stressing, detoxing, healthy body, healthy mind.
    Taekwondo teaches courtesy & civility.”
    ————— Collected from research papers of Prof. Peck Cho (Distinguished Professor of Dongguk University and Co-Director of HD Institute of Happiness) and Prof. Josephine M. Kim (Harvard Graduate School of Education).

    View of Dr. Ki Moore, Division Director and Professor in the University of Arizona College of Nursing: Benefits of practicing taekwondo include increased self-control, discipline, flexibility, balance, coordination, strength and stamina.

    Besides that United Nations (UN) is working with World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) for ushering in PEACE in the World through the Art of Taekwondo.

  2. How weapon licences with the degree ?
    Already Bouncers in medical set ups …like you get in bars are a reality , if one goes by news reports..

    How shamefull

  3. must study fist fight and kalari too to survive in this hostile world


  5. A sad commentary on the state of medicine in WB.