NCERT Is Going To Introduce New Textbook “Yoga: A Healthy Way of Living”
The world is preparing to celebrate International Yoga Day on 21st June 2015. Various organizations throughout the world are busy in preparation of the celebration. The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is going to be a part of the celebration of International Yoga Day. The organization has decided to introduce new text book “Yoga: A Healthy Way of Living” on this special occasion. The book has the contents of yogic practice for personality development, history, theory and practice of yoga. NCERT has decided to make it compulsory for the students of upper-primary and the secondary classes. This is going to introduce health and physical education as an essential part of the regular curriculum in the schools.
The detailed yogic practice mentioned in the textbook is going to prove it as a guide for the students as well as the teacher. NCERT has mentioned the fact the textbook is a result of the efforts and direction of Ministry of HRD (Human Resource Development) in collaboration with various institutions such as Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, Pune-based Kaivalyadham and various others.
According to B.K. Tripathi, Official Director of NCERT, “The material is explained in simple language and also profusely illustrative so that students can learn and practise it even at home. Teachers are also expected to learn the 'asanas' listed in the syllabus after some initial training in yogasanas. Books have been brought as part of National Curriculum Framework of 2005.” Further he concluded that books on the allied areas take time hence this textbook may take some time to be a part of regular academic program in the upper primary and secondary schools.
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