To students engage during the lockdown, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, through social media launched an online yoga quiz competition organised by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).
The Union HRD Minister said that the objective of this competition is to create awareness and to motivate children to acquire comprehensive information from authentic sources on different yogic practices.
The multi-dimensional initiative has been undertaken to promote the integration of ‘Yoga’ in the school curriculum, a statement from the ministry said.
The competition opens for all students of classes 6 to 12 across the country. The competition aims at developing deep understanding and motivate children.
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The questions for the competition, which are of multiple choice type; will also be available in audio format to enable active participation of students with special needs.
The questions will be available both in Hindi and English, and a child can opt for appropriate language. The quiz will be open for one month, starting June 21, 2020 and will close on July 20, midnight, 2020.
Certificate of merit shall be issued to 100 top scorers. NCERT has developed the text on yoga for healthy living for upper primary to secondary stages. Children are being guided by their teachers and parents at home to do yogic practices along with physical exercises based on alternative academic calendar developed for different stages of school education.