NCERT Syllabus on Yoga Education is expected to be followed soon by all Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) around the nation and is asked to create awareness on priority basis about the benefits of yoga among the students. Earlier in the month of June, the HRD Minister, Smriti Irani introduced the course material and syllabus for yoga that was designed by NCERT for classes VI-X. She also introduced yoga as a training module in teacher education programmes around the country.
According to the annual KV Deputy Commissioners Conference held in July this year it was conducted that “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.” In the meeting it was also decided that language labs would be set up in schools using the existing infrastructure in order to sharpen language skills of students and majorly the primary school teachers around the nation. It was also decided that short duration training programmes for enhancing communication of Principals in the schools would also be organized by the ministry.
It was decided in the meeting that every region would fix an achievable target for the board results for the session 2015-16, which would be higher than that of achieved in the particular region during 2014-15 and there would also be targets for each of the schools under their jurisdiction. The regions would be encouraged to impart a practical strategy for their schools so that they can achieve the set target and hold need based training in subjects like Mathematics, Economics, Accountancy, Business studies etc. to improve performance. The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan would review the existing CCE pattern which is in place for classes I to VIII. Alumni from the schools have also been approached to involve in interacting with the students and motivate them to study hard.