Aizawl: Mizoram government on Thursday ruled out implementing the "compulsory teaching of Yoga" in the educational institutions in the state.
In a written reply to a query from Lalrinawma of the Mizo National Front (MNF), School Education Minister H Rohluna informed the state Assembly that the government did not take any steps to implement the Compulsory Teaching of Yoga in Educational Institution Act, 2014.
There had been objections in introduction of Yoga in the educational institutions in the Chrisitian-dominated state especially from the churches.
The Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee (MKHC), a conglomerate of leaders of 14 major church denominations, had earlier asked Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla to conduct a thorough study before introducing Yoga in the schools.
The church leaders expressed fear that Yoga would be 'imposed' on religious minorities.
Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) also adopted a resolution demanding that Yoga should not be a compulsory subject in the educational institutions in the state.