For better mental and physical health of students in Tamil Nadu, chief minister E Palaniswami said on Thursday that yoga will be taught in all schools throughout the state.
“To enhance skills, ensure mental peace and physical strength of all students, yoga training will be given,” he said. Accordingly, yoga classes will be held in all schools, he said, but did not divulge when the programme will be rolled out.
The announcement follows an advisory put out by the School Education Department earlier this month urging students to safeguard themselves against physical and mental harm triggered by unnecessary online activity.
Speaking at a function organized in Chennai to give away appointment orders to 2,315 post-graduate teachers and 58 special educators at University of Madras, the chief minister underlined the AIADMK government’s commitment to education.
Minister for School Education K.A. Sengottaiyan said that a system has been put in place to enable teachers to get their appointment orders fast, reported the Hindu.
“While it used to take over 7 to 8 months for teachers to get the results and appointment orders, the Teachers Recruitment Board now has made the process faster and transparent,” he said.
“Around 10,000 teachers will be given special training to help students with preparation for competitive exams as well,” he added.
(With inputs from PTI)