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Yoga to be compulsory in all Indian mission-run schools abroad

It was learnt that initially they will rope in Yoga teachers in all the 123 embassies on contractual basis. These teachers will be assigned to teach values of Yoga to Indian as well as international students studying through various promotional programs organised by the embassy.

Already, MEA is coming out with a documentary on Yoga, which will primarily mean for foreign audience, students, and embassy officials. Sources said, US based internationally renowned Bikram’s Yoga College is likely to be asked to help the government in taking Yoga to foreign countries.

This is for the first time such initiative has been taken by the Indian government especially in embassy schools in foreign countries. Recently, Modi had called for International Yoga Day at UN General Assembly. Later, the United Nations decided to declare June 21 as World Yoga Day soon.

“The whole idea of Yoga in schools is to nurture young minds to understand India and its importance. Those who are studying abroad often carried away with those things, which are unfit for them. Our initiative will help them to concentrate in their goals,” government sources said.

“The Yoga promotional activities will be in pursuance of our PM’s endeavour to make Yoga Internationally more acknowledged with Indian perspective,” he added.

Recently, the National School of Teacher Education Act was passed in the winter session of the parliament to introduce Yoga across the nation in all the government primary schools. The process will start from the next academic session.

Already Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan governments have decided to introduce yoga and moral science in government schools through Bal Sabhas.

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