The Tripura government is to introduce yoga as a subject in schools from Class I to VIII from the next academic year beginning January, said Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.
While addressing a function organised in connection with a state-level yoga competition, Chief Minister said, “Yoga would be introduced as a subject in government-run and government-aided schools from classes one to eight from next academic year beginning January.”
He further said, “Due to shortage of yoga trainers and teachers, it would not be introduced in all schools from the next academic year. All schools under a block would be made into a cluster for teaching yoga.”
The state’s school education and sports and youth affairs departments has already drawn up a plan for this purpose, informed the chief minister.
The Chief Minister also urged the yoga associations to help the government in making the plan a success.