From time immemorial, human communities all over world to develop fitness for survival have used Physical Education. Set of exercises, combative activities, endurance training, defensive and offensive arts and the like have been practiced from ancient times to prepare youth for the defence of the country and for developing and ensuring loyalty to the society.

Gymnastics, dances, and many games were also included in schemes of training so as to develop not only fitness, but also to promote group felling and provide leisure-time occupations. India has a great tradition in physical education as a means of ensuring physical development, martial velour and recreational competence; and the Indian system of exercises includes variety of physical activities such as dands, baithaks, namaskars, yogic asanas, etc., which formed the integral part of physical education such as Kho-Kho and kabbadi now promoted as National Gemes. Physical education is an integral part of the total education process.

The aims and objectives of Physical education
The aims and objectives of physical education depend to a great extent on the political, economical and social changes that take place in a society. India has achieved political freedom and chosen to become a secular democratic republic.
1. The development of organic fitness.
2. The development of neuromuscular skill
3. The development of character and personality.
4. To prepare highly qualified leaders in the field of physical education and Sports.