Published: 03rd November 2022
Karnataka: Meditation made compulsory in schools and PU colleges
Meditation will help students concentrate, have better health and reduce stress, says State Education Minister
The Government of Karnataka today, November 3, 2022, directed the schools and pre-university colleges in the state to ensure that all the students have a 10-minute meditation session. State Education Minister BC Nagesh said that there must be supervision given to schools and education institutions in the state concerning organising frequent meditation sessions, stated a report by IANS.
This step by the state of Karnataka has been taken to make sure that students' concentration increases and also to make their health better. This measure is also aiming to provide the students with good thoughts. This will also help the students to overcome academic stress and gain knowledge freely while pursuing their education in school and pre-university colleges, said the State Education Minister.
He also added that it is important that the medication sessions are conducted regularly in all the institutions for the benefit of the students, as reported by IANS. The State Education Minister suggested that the schools and pre-university college management should fix a time and conduct meditation sessions for students.
The move is likely to draw flak as progressive thinkers and minority organisations have been criticising the ruling BJP for "saffronisation of education," stated the IANS report.