The Centre has asked the state governments to adopt Yoga as part of their school syllabus so that willing students can take it as a subject.

 

According to the Minister of State for Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH), Shripad Yesso Naik, the letter to the states favouring adoption of Yoga as part of the school syllabus was sent by the HRD Ministry so that those students who wish to enroll could take it, though it will not be a compulsory subject."We hope that Yoga will be part of the school curriculum from the next academic session," he said during Question Hour in Lok Sabha.

 

 Naik said Yoga has been made compulsory for police personnel and plans are afoot to make it compulsory also for defence personnel.

 

The Minister further mentioned that the government has succeeded in adoption of June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. The 1st International Day of Yoga was celebrated across the globe involving 192 countries. "Arrangements for celebrating 2nd International Day of Yoga on June 21, 2016 has also started," he said.