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Compulsory yoga for CBSE students of Classes XI, XII

22, Jul 2015

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New Delhi, Jul 21, 2015, (PTI)
Yoga has been made compulsory in CBSE curricula for Classes XI and XII while for students of other classes it should be held “at least” twice a week as part of their physical activity programme, the government today said.
Informing this in a written reply in Rajya Sabha, AYUSH Minister Shripad Yasso Naik said yoga education has also been made a compulsory part of study and practice by National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE).
“The HRD Ministry has further informed that there are 15,962 schools affiliated to the CBSE who have already been advised to provide compulsory 40-45 minutes of physical activities or games to the students of Classes I-X every day…
“…and that students of Classes XI-XII should participate in physical activity/ games/mass physical training/yoga for at least two periods per week (90-120 minutes/ week). board offers physical and health education for classes XI and XII and yoga is compulsory part of its curriculum,” Naik said.
Naik said NCTE has already developed modules on yoga education for diploma in elementary education and master of


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