All ICSE and ISC schools have been directed by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) to ensure that students get regular yoga training.
Notifications for schools :
- Each week, two yoga classes have to be conducted in the schools
- The schools have to invite eminent yoga professionals to deliver lectures and hold demonstrations
- The schools have to make sure that the students understand how yoga benefits their mind and body
- When was the decision taken on regular yoga classes?
As the second International Day of Yoga will be on June 21. It is to discuss the preparations for this event that a meeting was convened by the Ministry of AYUSH in early April, during which the CISCE took the decision for the yoga classes.Why is yoga being made mandatory?
The reason behind this order, according to CISCE’s press release, is that yoga should be made a part of a healthy lifestyle and should not be side-lined as a one-off activity. It is said that the youngsters needed to get “familiarised” with a healthy way of living their life.