Speaking on the occasion of International Yoga Day, Haryana state Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said that Haryana Government is going to introduce Yoga in the school curriculum from this session. It will be part of the curriculum for Classes 1 to 10 from the current academic session, CM said while speaking on the occasion in Ambala.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar while addressing an event in the Ambala district said, "Like we need oxygen, food, and water, likewise, to keep the body healthy yoga has its own importance. To inculcate the habit of practicing yoga and to make it a part of students' lives since childhood, we have decided to include Yoga in the school curriculum from this year.
"We have included yoga in the school curriculum from this year for Classes 1 to 10 so that children make it a part of their daily lives," Mr Khattar said.
In December, the Haryana government had announced that yoga would be included as a separate subject in all government schools from the next academic session. An official statement had earlier said the curriculum for yoga would be designed in such a way that it would have both theoretical and practical content on the pattern of physical education.
Mr. Khattar said the state government's aim was to take yoga to the grassroots level and encourage people to make it a part of their lifestyle. For this, 'Vyayamshalas' and other adequate infrastructure were being made available at the village level.
"We have decided to set up yoga and Vyamshalas in 1,000 villages. So far, these have been set up in 550 villages and work is going on in the rest. One thousand yoga trainers and 22 yoga coaches will also be appointed," CM Khattar said in his address.
On the events being held across the state on the occasion of International Yoga Day, he said that the programmes were being conducted at 1100 places in all 22 districts, with 50 participants taking part at each venue by following Covid protocols.