Yoga education to be prioritized at school level: PM Dahal

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said he has taken oath of the Prime Minister with the determination to start some new works in favour of the people and the country.

He said this while inaugurating the National Yoga Day function organised by the National Yoga Day Main Programme Committee, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology at the Sanothimi Bhaktapur-based Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) today.

The PM said he would start new works during his term in office. Stating that not only in Nepal, people across the globe are at present attracted to yoga, meditation and yoga practices, he reiterated on the need of taking yoga and meditation as a way of spiritual thought and practice.

PM Dahal said the government will fulfill its role for the teaching and learning of yoga education from the school level itself, adding that the study of yoga education was needed from the school level itself for the people’s physical and mental wellbeing.

“I will take initiation for pursuing yoga education on a priority basis at the school and university level. The country’s new identity could be established if we could provide yoga instructors throughout the world from Nepal,” he asserted.

Describing yoga and meditation as the bedrock of Eastern philosophy, the Prime Minister said, “We feel proud to say that it is the heritage of Nepal.”

The National Yoga Day is marked on the Makar Sankranti every year.


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