Nepal makes yoga compulsory in school to promote healthy lifestyle

Nepal government recently made yoga compulsory for college children during a bid to market a healthy lifestyle, as per media reports. The course is going to be implemented within the school curriculum from the upcoming academic sessions and can be timely revised if needed.

Nepal’s Ministry of Education, Science and technology has completed designing courses on yoga for grades ninth to twelfth. alongside that, through an integrated approach, certain concepts about Yoga are going to be incorporated in other compulsory subjects like English and Nepali as per reports of the international media. the topic will have credits almost like other subjects. the topic is going to be taught under a three-year diploma program under the Council for Technical Education. Meanwhile, the curriculum for the three-year vocational course on ‘Technical School Leaving Certificate in Yoga, Ayurveda, and Naturopathy’ has also been designed.

While in conversation a global media, Krishna Prashad Kapri, joint secretary at the ministry of education, science and technology said, that the scholars will have a choice to choose from yoga, Ayurveda, and natural medicine as an optional subject at the varsity level. Ministry spokesman, Deepak Sharma said that the course is integrated with the varsity curriculum to market a healthy lifestyle. Kapri also said that the courses will help students study Yoga and its importance. The course also will instill moral values in students and help them maintain their psychological state. He further revealed that besides being helpful within the treatment of varied ailments, Yoga, Ayurveda, and naturopathy also will be helpful for further research.