It is the sacred duty of the teachers to accord as much of emphasis of health education as on other cognition, affective and psychomotor activities. They should ensure that the classroom are appropriately ventilated and have adequate natural light.

Health educa­tion, as any other type of education and training, must be put to practice. Even the parents should also be given orientation to health education. Physical growth and development is central to mental, emotional and social development.

There is a close relationship between mental retardation and physical growth and development. Therefore, in the interest of the child’s overall development, due emphasis must be given to health education. A healthy mind in a healthy body is as truer today as ever before.