​ School curricula to incorporate Yoga education



Yoga education is being incorporated in the community school curricula. In this regard, the printing of Yoga-related textbooks was underway, said Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Giriraj Mani Pokhrel. 

He was speaking at the Nepal-India Yoga Promotion organised by Yoga University of America here on Thursday. 

Since the past four years, Nepal in a bid to promote Yoga has been celebrating the Yoga Day (National Yoga day on the day of Magheshankranti, first day of the Nepali month of Magh; and International Day on June 21) twice a year. 

Nepal Academy chancellor Ganga Prasad Upreti said preparations were underway to give an academic shape to Yoga. Nepal should be developed as a major centre for the practice and promotion of Yoga, a spiritual and ascetic discipline. 

On the occasion, Indian Yoga Guru Arun Mallidev spoke of the need of promoting the culture of Yoga.