Education minister suggests inclusion of Yoga in NCERT curriculum

Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Education, Skill Development, and Entrepreneurship, urged that the National Council of Education and Training (NCERT) incorporate "Yoga" into its curriculum.

Addressing the National Yoga Olympiad-2022, the he emphasis that the National Education Policy 2020 places a strong focus on both students' and teachers' physical and emotional well-being.

From June 18 to 20, 2022, the Ministry of Education and the National Council of Educational Research and Training will host the National Yoga Olympiad.

He also proposed that NCERT hold yoga competitions at the school, block, district, and state levels.

He says that incorporating students from every block will assist to perpetuate the tradition of yoga and make it a lifestyle.

Around 600 students from 26 states and UTs are expected to compete in this year's National Yoga Olympiad.

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