The National Council for Educational Research and Training has issued guidelines to schools across the country to formally introduce “yogic activities” from class 6 onwards. They are a part of a broader plan to schools to promote physical education, sports and yoga. The guidelines have been shared with all states and Union Territories for implementation. Schools under the Central Board of Secondary Education likely to follow the guidelines. But they will not be a binding on schools under state education boards, said an NCERT official, who did not want to be identified. Every school needs to offer health and physical education as a compulsory subject from classes 1 to 10 as part of the plan. The NCERT has shared information with the states regarding the syllabus being developed for health and physical education from class 1 to 10 for their adoption and adaptation. (HT Correspondent )read more
Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel perform yoga on the 4th International Yoga Day, near Ladakh region. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose proposal for the global event won UN approval in 2014, led the way, performing asanas with over 50,000 others in Dehradun. Other gatherings took place at more than 5,000 events across from the country including in New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Patna.
People practice yoga on a terrace at the Anand Prakash yoga ashram in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. The town, in the foothills of the Himalayas 250 kilometres north of Delhi, is the world centre of yoga, drawing tens of thousands of foreign tourists every year to its dozens of ashram retreats and yoga schools.
The Press Information Bureau’s official YouTube channel was unblocked at 8am on Thursday just after PM Modi’s yoga event got over. The channel was blocked as YouTube was updating its “partner agreements”. read more