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Yoga: Coming soon in school syllabus
23 Jun 2015
Hindustan Times

MOVE Students of all Kendriya and Navodaya Vidyalayas to be taught the subject which will be split into 80% practical, 20% theory

NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW: The Centre announced on Monday yoga will be part of the curriculum in schools run by it, setting the stage for a potential face-off with critics who accuse the BJP of attempting to impose a Hindu agenda on the country.
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35,985 people showed up at Rajpath on Sunday to participate in the first ever International Yoga Day

Human resource development minister (HRD) Smriti Irani said the ancient Indian tradition will be introduced as a subject from class 6 to 10 in all central government-run schools and 80 out of 100 marks will be reserved for practical exams where students will have to perform various asanas.

The move came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi led tens of thousands of people who attempted complex postures on a sticky morning to celebrate the first International Day of Yoga in a bid to boost India’s cultural diplomacy abroad.

While reports that yoga will be a compulsory subject went viral on social media, Irani tweeted, “Wrong headline”, in response to a newspaper’s post.

Sources said the attempt was to push yoga but the government didn’t want a controversy as some minority religious groups termed the promotion of yoga as a ploy to whip up Hindu pride and marginalise millions of Muslims and Christians. The government’s decision came on a day the All India Muslim Personal Law board (AIMPLB) decided to include the yoga day programme in a proposed petition, which also objects to the introduction of the ancient form of exercise in schools, as it prepares to approach the Supreme Court.

Irani released the syllabus and course material and maintained that states were free to modify the programme according to their needs, while government officials said the ministry was looking at ways to swiftly introduce yoga in schools. A national-level competition will be organised in the Capital next year where the best performing student will get a cash prize of `5 lakh, Irani announced.

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