Centre spent Rs 166 lakh to impart yoga training to teachers, says AYUSH minister Shripad Yesso

In a written reply to a question raised in Lok Sabha, he added that the training was given to 11,428 teachers in 2016-17 under the Rashriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA).

Minister of State for Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) Shripad Yesso Naik today said that Centre spent Rs 166.255 lakhs to impart yoga training to physical education teachers of government schools.

In a written reply to a question raised in Lok Sabha, he added that the training was given to 11,428 teachers in 2016-17 under the Rashriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA).

National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) recommended yoga as an integral part of health and physical education in the National Curriculum Framework (NCF).

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Health and physical education is a compulsory subject up to Class 10.

"According to the National Curriculum Framework 2005, the health and physical education and yoga must taken together in a comprehensive health and physical education curriculum, replacing the fragmentary approach in schools today. As core part of the curriculum, time allocated for games and yoga must not be reduced or taken away under any circumstances," said Naik.

There are nine universities that offer higher education in yoga and two universities that offer higher education in 'yoga and naturopathy' in the country.

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