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Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
14-December-2011 16:15 IST
Promotion of Yoga
As per National Curriculum Framework-2005, Yoga is an integral part of Health and Physical Education at all level of School Education, which has been made compulsory from Class I to X and optional at XI & XII. Syllabi from Class I to XII have been developed by NCERT. Yoga is one of the core components of health and physical education. The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) have developed syllabi for health and physical education for all stages of school education, while giving adequate space to Yoga. Details of funds allocated by NCERT to various Institutes (State-wise) for Teacher Training Programme is as per Annexure-I.

Central Board of Secondary Education has advised the affiliated schools to provide compulsory 30 minutes of Physical Activities or games to the students of Class I-VII everyday and the students of classes IX-XII should participate in Physical Activity/Games/Mass P.T./Yoga for at least 2 periods per week (90-120 min/Week).

This information was given by Dr. D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

MV/GK