Yoga ‘Compulsory’ in Government schools


New Delhi: The central Government has declared Yoga as a compulsory subject for the students from class VI to class X in government run schools and has also been introduced as a training module in teacher education programmes.

Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said that apart from that a national level competition on Yoga would be organized in New Delhi in 2016 where the student who will perform the best Yoga with be given a cash prize of Rs five lakh.

Releasing the syllabus and the course material for the students, the Minister said that the subject won’t put any burden on the students as 80 marks would be reserved for practicals.

Later, speaking to reporters, she said, the states are free to decide on adopting it in their syllabus and to link with their course curriculum.

Talking about the Yoga for teacher training module she said, the aim is to produce trained teachers in Yoga who can meet the upcoming demands. She said, “We have prepared syllabus for teachers as well. One is diploma in yoga education, bachelors in yoga education and masters in yoga education.

On the other hand CBSE officials said that they  are yet to devise a strategy to implement the subject in the schools which are affiliated to it.