CBSE schools to grade their stu­dents on yoga stud­ies from next year

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Puja Ped­nekar puja.ped­nekar@hin­dus­tan­

From this aca­demic year, stu­dents in Cen­tral Board of Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion (CBSE) schools can study yoga and get marks for it.

The board has in­formed schools that they can of­fer yoga as an ac­tiv­ity to pri­mary (classes 1-8) and sec­ondary (classes 9-10) stu­dents, mak­ing it part of their daily school rou­tine from the 2016-17 aca­demic year.

Last year, the gov­ern­ment had courted con­tro­versy by ask­ing schools to hold mass yoga pro­grammes on In­ter­na­tional Yoga Day on June 21. Some states had also asked stu­dents to per­form surya-na­maskars.

Play­ing it safe this year, the ed­u­ca­tion board, be­sides urg­ing schools to mark Yoga Day this year as well, has also sug­gested ways in which schools can in­cor­po­rate yoga in their in­ter­nal ac­tiv­i­ties sched­ule. CON­TIN­UED ON P6


Stu­dents take part in a yoga ses­sion on the In­ter­na­tional Day of Yoga last year in Mum­bai.

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