Yoga education to be made mandatory in schools and colleges: GTD

Mysuru, October 12:- Fitness is the key to success. Introduction of yoga in schools and colleges could go a long way in improving the performance of the students. Though it is too early to say anything, the state government’s move on yoga is seen as a positive step in the right direction. If everything goes well, yoga should be part of the academics from the next academic year in schools and colleges.

Speaking highly of yoga and its advantages, Higher Education Minister and District In-charge Minister G T Devegowda has said that yoga education will be made mandatory in schools and colleges in the coming days.

He was speaking after inaugurating Yoga Dasara and Mane Mane Yoga event at Sougandhika Park at Kuvempunagar in the city on Friday.

“Both food and yoga are essential for human beings. One can’t be healthy without yoga. We have already instructed concerned authorities to make yoga compulsory in schools and colleges. Practising yoga makes one’s mind fresh. It will help and enable better functioning of the brain. Health is real wealth. Earlier, people used to get up at 5 am and start working. Now they go for walk and jog. Everyone should do yoga. Dasara Yoga Sub-Committee has organised yoga event. I congratulate them for their efforts. The Maharajas of Mysuru have taken art, tradition and culture to great heights,” said the minister.

Devegowda also performed yoga on the occasion. Yoga practitioner Khushi was felicitated on the occasion. Prakash Yogi guruji of Patanjali Yogashrama Trust, MLA S A Ramadass, corporator M C Ramesh, Zilla Panchayat member Chandrika Suresh, Additional DC T Yogesh, and others were present.

Yoga performance was held at Kuvempunagar, Saraswathipuram, JP Nagar, Nazarbad, Siddartha Layout, Vijayanagar 1st Stage, 2nd Stage, Gokulam 3rd Stage, V V Mohalla, Bogadi, Hebbal and R S Naidu Nagar. (MR/GK).

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