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Yoga Day 2019: HRD Ministry to include Yoga as compulsory subject; read details

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 June 2019, 12:25 IST

International Yoga Day will be celebrated on June 21st and before this occasion, Union AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) Minister Shripad Naik has sent a proposal to the HRD Ministry to add Yoga as a subject in academics.

AYUSH minister asked to include 'Yoga' as a compulsory subject under the Physical Education (PE) curriculum for school and college students from the next academic session.

As per the reports of news agency PTI, “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,” Naik said.
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He also spoke on the preparation of World Yoga Day that it will be celebrated worldwide on 21st June. The main event will be held in Ranchi in Jharkhand. Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be the chief guest.

Also, several yoga gurus and several dignitaries from abroad would mark their presence in the grand event. This year, the number of countries hosting programmes to celebrate Yoga Day has been risen from 177 to around 200.

As per the AYUSH Ministry officials, the event will be held at the Prabhat Tara ground and around 30,000 people likely to participate in it.

Meanwhile, this decision has been appreciated by social media users. 

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-With PTI inputs

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First published: 11 June 2019, 9:23 IST