To promote Yoga among the youth and bring the talent to the fore, the CBSE Board has included Yoga as one of the 24 disciplines for competitions at National Level. The outstanding students are also felicitated with CBSE Chacha Nehru Sports Award annually.
To train a large number of youth in yoga and popularise it in various countries, Yoga is an integral part of CBSE’s Physical Education and Sports activities. Yoga is being taught in its affiliated schools under Physical Education Curriculum at Senior Secondary level in 17000 affiliated schools, spread across India.
Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga & Naturopathy (MDNIY), New Delhi, an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of AYUSH conducts a number of Yoga education and training programmes to train the Yoga enthusiasts.
Last year in December, the Government of India and the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted June 21 as the International Day of Yoga (IDY). Consequently, efforts were made by the Government of India to celebrate the IDY across the world. As an outcome, millions of enthusiastic people participated in the events successfully organised in 192 member countries of the United Nations to celebrate IDY.