Published: 25th May 2020
Students in India want Yoga to be part of the curriculum, says ABVP's survey report
The RSS' student wing is now all set to submit the report, along with its suggestions to the Prime Minister so that it is made a mandatory part of the curriculum
On Thursday, ABVP, the student wing of the Rashtriya Swayamseva Sangh had published a report after interviewing more than 8.5 Lakh students from across the country, during the lockdown. While the initial parts of the survey report talk about alternate ways to conduct examinations, it also includes a part that says that most of the respondents wanted Yoga to be included in their curriculum. "Students also expressed their wish that subjects like disaster management, Yoga be included in the course, technically adept classrooms be made, a common policy for entrance examinations be agreed upon, relaxation in age for students to appear in various competitive examinations be provided," reads the report.
The organisation's National General Secretary Nidhi Tripathi tells us that they're soon to submit the report as a memorandum to the Prime Minister and the HRD Minister soon. "We will submit memorandums to administrations at various levels based on the suggestions shared by students. Momentous changes are required to ensure the best for the student community and bold steps, at the very basic level, need to be taken to make sure that our education sector keeps up with the times. The student community needs to take steps to prepare itself for major changes," said Tripathi.
A few months ago, in September 2019, a UGC guideline about Yoga had created a lot of hue and cry in various circles. The higher education regulator had mandated that the staff, faculty and students of all the universities devote an hour for fitness activities like Yoga. Taking a walk back in time, from 2015, the world started observing June 21 as the International Day of Yoga.