All KVs asked to follow NCERT syllabus on yoga education

All Kendriya Vidyalayas across the country have been asked to follow the NCERT syllabus on yoga education and create awareness on a "priority" basis about the benefits of yoga among the students.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 21, 2015, 21:26 PM IST

New Delhi: All Kendriya Vidyalayas across the country have been asked to follow the NCERT syllabus on yoga education and create awareness on a "priority" basis about the benefits of yoga among the students.

HRD Ministry Smriti Irani had in June this year released course material and syllabus for yoga designed by NCERT for classes VI-X and had also introduced yoga as a training module in teacher education programmes.

"Syllabus prescribed by NCERT should be followed by all the schools" and "creating awareness among the students about the benefits of Yoga should be given priority," the annual KV deputy commissioners conference held in July this year has resolved.

The meeting also decided to set up language labs at schools utilising existing infrastructure to hone language skills of students and especially the primary school teachers.

Short duration training programmes exclusively for enhancing communication of Principals would also be organised, said the minutes of the meeting.

To ensure better performance, the meeting decided that every region should fix an achievable target for the Board result for the session 2015-16 -- higher than that achieved in the session 2014-15 -- and also fix a target for each of the schools under their jurisdiction.

All the Regions should prepare a workable strategy for their schools for achieving the set target and need based training would be organised by the regions for improving the result in subjects such as Mathematics, Economics, Accountancy, Business studies.

The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan would review the existing CCE pattern being followed in Classes I to VIII with a view to strengthen it.

Illustrious alumni from the schools have also been invited to involved in interacting with the students and enriching them.