The Manohar Lal Khattar-led Haryana government announced that ‘yoga’ would now become a part of the curriculum in the government schools from the next academic session.
The announcement was reportedly made during the Haryana Yoga Council meeting chaired by the Chief Minister and attended by AYUSH Minister Anil Vij along with Yoga Guru Ramdev.
The state government aims to inculcate the habit of practising yoga amongst young students early on in their lives. The move would help improve their lifestyle and overall wellness. Moreover, the government also decided to set up additional 1,000 ‘yogashalas’ in the state.
An official statement mentioned that yoga would either be made a compulsory or an optional part of the formal school curriculum and the Department of School Education has constituted a committee for this purpose. Also, the curriculum would be designed in such a way that it would have both theoretical and practical content on…