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