Yoga to be introduced as separate subject in senior secondary schools
SHIMLA [Maha Media]: Yoga will be introduced as a separate subject for study in government senior secondary schools in Himachal Pradesh, Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj told the state Assembly on Thursday. Responding to Jawalamukhi BJP MLA Ramesh Chand Dhawala’s query during Question Hour, Bhardwaj informed the House that introduction of yoga as a subject was a part of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s vision document.
The education minister said the Himachal Pradesh State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) in Solan had been asked to prepare the required syllabus for the classes. Subsequently, the SCERT prepared the syllabus which was forwarded to the state education department for giving final touches, he added. As soon as the syllabus is finalised, recruitment and promotion (R&P) rules will be framed for the appointment of yoga teachers, the minister added.
With this, yoga will be introduced as a separate subject for students of Classes 9 to 12, Bhardwaj added.