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Yoga is now compulsory in Schools

After worldwide recognition of yoga day now More than 15,000 schools affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) have been advised to engage students a biweekly yoga classes as part of their physical activity programme.

Informing this in a written reply in Rajya Sabha, AYUSH Minister Shripad Yasso Naik said yoga education has also been made a compulsory part of study and practice by National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE).

The Board offers Physical and Health Education for classes XI and XII and Yoga is compulsory part of its curriculum, he said.


This will enhance both physical and mental health of the students and the teachers.

Naik has already developed modules on yoga education for diploma in elementary education and master of education which will be used by more than 18,000 teacher education institutions and also 14 lakh students, teachers and teacher educators who are studying or teaching in these institutions.

A national policy on Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy-2002 has been framed to see the overall growth of yoga.

The Government has formulated the programmes and operational measures for promotion of yoga through centrally sponsored scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM) and various central sector schemes.

A task force has been constituted by the Ministry to make recommendations on various important issues concerning the AYUSH Ministry.

Also See.. The International Day of Yoga – June 21


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