Union AYUSH minister Shripad Naik on Monday (June 10th) said that a proposal has been sent to the HRD (Human Resource Development) ministry to include Yoga in the educational curriculum from the next academic year.
He said, the proposal envisages Yoga as a compulsory subject under the Physical Education (PE) curriculum for school students and collegians.
“We expect the proposal to be cleared as soon as possible, which will allow Yoga to be part of the curriculum from the 2020-21 academic year,” PTI reported as his statement.
Speaking on preparations of International Yoga Day, celebrated worldwide on June 21st, Naik said the main function would be held in Ranchi in Jharkhand and Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be the chief guest.
“Several yoga gurus and invitees from abroad will be participating in the function,” he further said adding the number of countries hosting programmes as part of the International Yoga Day had risen from 177 to almost 200.
It should be noted that the suggestions for New Education Policy is open before June 31st. The final draft will be submitted in the cabinet on July 1st. The New Education Policy 2019 was drafted on May 30th by MHRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.