New Delhi, March 24, 2021.
The Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), New Delhi an Autonomous Institute under Ministry of AYUSH conducts various Yoga education programmes.
Further, National Curriculum Framework (NCF), 2005 recommended Yoga as an integral part of Health and Physical Education. Health and Physical Education is a compulsory subject from Class I to Class X and optional from Class XI to XII. The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has already developed integrated syllabi on Health and Physical Education from Class I to Class X.
The Ministry of AYUSH takes up various activities for promotion of Yoga directly as well as through its three autonomous bodies namely Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), New Delhi, Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN), New Delhi and National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN), Pune.
Further, Ministry of AYUSH has intensified its digital and online activities for Yoga Training to the aspirants and practitioners of Yoga. In addition, the various steps are taken through autonomous bodies for popularize the adoption of Yoga both within the country and abroad including the following:
- Availability of sufficient online resources on the digital platforms like the Yoga Portal and the social media handles i.e., YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to provide ample opportunities for the people to learn Yoga from their homes.
- A Year-long calendar has been created where various Yoga related information is provided by various Leading Yoga Institutions.
- Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has been granted the status of Personnel Certification Body (PrCB) to promote and popularise adoption of Yoga abroad.
- Further, every year IDY observation in the country is led by Prime Minister himself and millions of people all over the country follow CYP demonstrated by him.
Furthermore, online discourses on Yoga by prominent Yoga gurus and experts were organized as a part of the promotional campaign for IDY 2020 and as part of IDY observation for the year 2020, the Ministry also organized the ‘My Life, My Yoga (MLMY)’ i.e., the Jeevan Yoga video blogging contest with attractive prizes for the winners and runners-up in association with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in which contestants from 130 countries participated. For this the Ministry had activated all the Indian Missions and Posts abroad to promote and MLMY and Yoga at Home Yoga with Family actively. Prominent celebrities from the entertainment industry gave promotional messages on Yoga, encouraging the people to be active participants from their homes in the IDY.