Panaji: Union AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik on Monday said that a proposal has been sent to the Human Resource Development Ministry to include Yoga in the academic curriculum from the next academic year. Ayush Ayurveda stands for Yoga, Greek, Siddha and Homeopathy.
He said that the proposal has envisaged yoga in the form of the compulsory subject under physical education (PE) curriculum for school students and college students.
“We hope that the proposal will be approved as soon as possible, which will allow yoga to be part of the curriculum from the 2020-21 academic year,” he said.
Speaking on the preparations of International Yoga Day celebrated on June 21, Naik said that the main event will be held in Ranchi in Jharkhand and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the chief guest.
“Many yoga masters and participants from abroad will attend the ceremony,” he said, adding that the number of countries hosting the programs as part of the International Yoga Day increased from 177 to about 200.