Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in written reply in Rajya Sabhaon Tuesday said CBSE included Yoga as one of the 24 disciplines.
In his written reply the minister stated Yoga is an integral part of CBSE’s Physical Education and Sports activities and is being taught in its affiliated schools under Physical Education Curriculum at Senior Secondary level among its nearly 17000 affiliated schools spread across India and in nearly 27 countries.
To further promote Yoga among the youth & bring the talent to the fore, the Board has included Yoga as one of the 24 disciplines for competitions at National Level. The outstanding students are felicitated with CBSE Chacha Nehru Sports Award annually.
On the initiative of the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted 21st June as the International Day of Yoga (IDY). Consequently, all efforts were made by the Government of India to celebrate the IDY across the world. As an outcome, millions of enthusiastic people participated in the events successfully organised in 192 member countries of the United Nations to celebrate IDY.
Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga & Naturopathy (MDNIY), New Delhi, an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of AYUSH conducts a number of Yoga education and training programmes to train the Yoga enthusiasts.