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Proposal sent to HRD to add Yoga in educational curriculum: Shripad Naik

Naik said the main function would be held in Ranchi in Jharkhand and Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be the chief guest

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

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Union AYUSH minister on Monday said a proposal had been sent to the to include in the from the next academic year.

He said the proposal envisages as a compulsory subject under the (PE) curriculum for school students and collegians.

"We expect the proposal to be cleared as soon as possible, which will allow to be part of the curriculum from the 2020-21 academic year," he said.

Speaking on preparations of International Yoga Day, celebrated worldwide on June 21, Naik said the main function would be held in Ranchi in Jharkhand and Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be the chief guest.

"Several yoga gurus and invitees from abroad will be participating in the function," he said, adding the number of countries hosting programmes as part of International Yoga Day had risen from 177 to almost 200.

First Published: Mon, June 10 2019. 14:40 IST
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