In the near future, yoga education will be made a compulsory subject in the primary curriculum government schools of Madhya Pradesh. Classes 1 to 5 will get the benefits of this visionary step which will aid them in maintaining their physical fitness besides their academic growth. He expressed his views at the meeting of Madhya Pradesh Yoga Parishad.
This initiative has been thought of by MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan who feels that yoga should be a must for primary students. He said that initially master trainers need to be raised who will in turn train the school teachers. In this regard he has also instructed the state education department officials to prepare a suitable yoga education course for the schools along with the outlines for teachers’ training within the coming month.
The chief minister’s declaration was in view of the Madhya Pradesh government’s initiative to boost up the education system of the government schools. The primary focus of the government lies in the application of basic and rational education methods besides the use of technology.
A massive revamp and up gradation of the infrastructure and academics of the education system is already on the anvil. The implementation of the necessary steps in a systematic order is what is in the mind of the state’s think-tank. The decision to include yoga education is just a part of such initiatives to transform the education in the state.
As a matter of fact, yoga education is already being imparted to the students of class VI, VII and VIII in the state. The implementation of yoga from the budding stages will mean that yoga education will start from class I and will be continued uninterrupted till class VIII. The existing yoga education scheme includes provisions of teaching and reading material for yoga instruction, yogic postures, mudras, asanas, surya namaskar, pranayam and meditation.
At the meeting he also discussed the issues pertaining to the training involving yoga education as well as the availability of yoga teachers. He seemed to be diligently inclined towards the fast and unambiguous implementation of the initiative in the schools with immediate effect for the all round betterment of the students.
School education minister Archana Chitnis, Public Health and Family Welfare minister Dr Narottam Mishra, Medical education Minister Anoop Mishra and Finance minister Jayant Malaiya were also present at the event to discuss the affairs and take a call on the matter. The aforesaid group of eminent people along with others including ministers of state and members of parliament asserted their views regarding the implementation of yoga education in the state. The heartily welcomed the chief minister’s decision while applauding his visionary concept as they talked about the benefits of implementing the said initiative.
The invitees assisted the chief minister in chalking out the drafts and initial steps to be taken in this regard which will then be handed over to the state education department before its final implementation. The chief minister has urged the education department to devise a master plan so that the yoga education process is a grand success in the primary level just like it has been in the secondary level.