Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji said "It is our responsibility to ensure that the right spirit of yoga is conveyed to everyone."
To promote wellbeing and awareness about Yoga amongst students, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) through National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is taking multi-dimensional initiative to promote Yoga in curriculum and transaction in Schools. ‘National Curriculum Framework 2005’ (NCF-2005) highlighted yoga as an essential component which contribute to the physical, social, emotional and mental development of a child. Yoga has been integrated as an essential component of Health and Physical Education.
International Yoga day is observed on 21 June every year. Now NCERT will be organizing Yoga Olympiad across India in all government and government-aided schools.
All students from class 6 to class 10 will be eligible to participate.
Awards will also be given to students on the basis of best performing students. Awards for Yoga Olympiad from School to State/UT level will be of the responsibility of respective State/UT. States/UTs are free to choose awards for Yoga Olympiad as per their norms and instructions. States/UTs are free to opt prizes / certificate at school / block / District / State/UT level.
Get all details about Yoga Olympiad here