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PIL to make Health and Yoga Science mandatory up to 8th standard moved in Delhi HC
May 14, 2022
New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been moved in Delhi High Court seeking direction to make "Health and Yoga Science" a mandatory part of the curriculum for up to 8th Standard, for the overall development of children while also enhancing their knowledge, potential and talent, and development of their physical and mental abilities to the full extent as in the spirit of Section 29 of the Right to Education (RTE) Act 2009. It is the duty of the State to make "Health and Yoga Science" a mandatory part of the curriculum up to the 8th Standard in spirit of S. 29 of the RTE Act read with Articles 21, 21A, 39, 47." "Yoga is a scientific and universal method, a tradition and culture of self-discipline, self-realization and self-revelation. It is not a ritualistic procedure or a sectarian bunch of knowledge; rather a medical science and life science. Besides being an excellent medical system, Yoga is a lifestyle for the integrated development of life.