Published: 20th June 2019
School Education Secretary advises students to teach yoga to their parents
Ray was speaking at the valedictory function of the National Yoga Olympiad organised by the National Council of Educational Research and Training
School Education Secretary Rina Ray Thursday had some advice for students on the eve of International Day of Yoga teach your parents yoga and ask them to breathe in and out if you think they want to scold you.
Ray, who is the secretary of the Department of School Education and Literacy in the HRD ministry said principals and school teachers must also learn yoga.
"Please teach your parents yoga. They would not get angry. If your parents want to scold you, teach them 'pranayam' and ask them to breathe in and out," she said.
Ray was speaking at the valedictory function of the National Yoga Olympiad organised by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).
"Yoga is like an oxygen mask. When we face pressure situations, we have to stay strong. We will become strong through yoga. Subsequently, our family, society and the country will also become powerful," she said. She added that principals and teachers must do yoga as it will help them stay calm and reduce tress levels.