NCERT launches online ‘Yoga Quiz Competition’ for school students

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Team Careers360 | Jun 22, 2020 - 11:39 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', minister of human resource development, on Sunday through social media launched an online yoga quiz competition organised by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).

Speaking on the occasion, Pokhriyal 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

Open for all students of classes 6 to 12 across the country, the competition aims at developing a deep understanding and motivate children to apply the understanding of these practices in one’s life and living.

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.

Curriculum Development

As schools and educational institutions have been shut due to the lockdown imposed to curb the spread of novel coronavirus, 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.

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