Yoga being made Part of School Curriculum: Union Education Minister

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Kangra (Himachal Pradesh) : National Education Policy 2020 has given importance to Yoga and it is being made a part of curriculum from Balvatika to Class 12th, according to Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

Union Minister also called for research and discussions on Yoga by educational institutions. He was addressing a gathering to mark International Day of Yoga Celebrations.

Dharmendra Pradhan said that Yoga is the subtle science of harmonizing the body, mind and soul. Yoga is key to good health and wellness.

Union  Minister said Yoga in the tranquil surroundings of the Kangra Fort was pure bliss. He thanked Prime Minister  Narendra Modi for making Kangra fort, a heritage treasure of Himachal Pradesh a part of the unique ‘Guardian Ring’ initiative.

Education Minister urged all to take pledge to embrace Yoga as a lifestyle for a peaceful and prosperous world. Yoga unites and furthers the spirit of oneness. Yoga is for everyone.

MoS Education  Subhas Sarkar participated from Belur Math West Bengal, MoS Education, Annapurna Devi participated from The Great Living Chola Temple, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu and MoS Education Rajkumar Ranjan Singh from the  Elephant Terrace, Angkor Archaeological Park, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Celebrations were held across the world in a grand manner completely embedding it with the ongoing Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) celebrations, according to official release.

The core purpose of IDY was to create mass awareness regarding the Health Benefits of Yoga for the people. Over the years, IDY has become a mass movement for health.