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Dharmendra Pradhan suggests inclusion of Yoga in school curriculum

(FMNews) -Union Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister  Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates the National Yoga Olympiad - 2022 and quiz competition as a Chief Guest.

Minister of State for Education  Subhas Sarkar was also present on the occasion.

The National Yoga Olympiad is being organised jointly by the Ministry of Education and the National Council of Educational Research and Training from 18th to 20th June 2022.

This year about 600 students from 26 states/UTs and Demonstration Multipurpose Schools of Regional Institutions of Education will be participating in the forthcoming National Yoga Olympiad.

Speaking on the occasion  Pradhan said that yoga has served humanity in alleviating sufferings and building resilience, especially during the post-Covid era.

The Minister highlighted that to encourage healthier choices and bring people even more closer together, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has suitably chosen this year’s theme as Yoga For Humanity.

He further said that Yoga is India’s gift to the world and it has gained tremendous popularity globally since the UN General Assembly adopted Prime Minister  Narendra Modi's proposal to celebrate 21st June as International Day of Yoga. Yoga is uniting the world in the pursuit of good health and wellness, he added.

He suggested NCERT to include the ancient wisdom of Yoga in our curriculum. While we are in the process of developing the NCF, we must prioritise yoga right from ECCE to Class 12th level.

He also suggested NCERT to conduct yoga olympiads at the school, block, district and state levels.  He said Involving school students from every block will further the legacy of yoga and also help in making yoga as a lifestyle.

The  Minister congratulated all the selected students who are representing their states/UTs in the National Yoga Olympiad.  He appreciated them for their participation right from the block level.

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