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Students from all educational institutions in the state will be expected to head to their schools and colleges on June 21—which falls on a Sunday—to mark the International Yoga Day, said education minister Vinod Tawde. While on an earlier occasion, the education department had said schools would not be forced to remain open, on Monday Tawde said yoga sessions must be held on June 21 itself, and students and teachers can take a compensatory holiday some other day.
June 21 was declared as the International Day of Yoga by theUnited Nations General Assembly in December 2014.
"Even if this June 21 is a Sunday, a programme must be held in all schools on the occasion of International Yoga Day. From this day (June 21), teachers must tell children about the importance of yoga. Students and teachers can be a compensatory holiday for attending school on Sunday. The school education department will issue a circular in this regard," said Tawde.
On Monday, Tawde inaugurated a workshop for preparation of the Maharashtra chapter of the International Yoga Day. Students will have to come to school between 7am and 8am on June 21.
Earlier, in May, the school education department had issued a government resolution asking schools to mark the day and set up a 24 -member committee to chalk out guidelines for a celebration. Tawde, though, had then said that schools could celebrate it on another day. Mumbai University, too, has issued a circular asking its affiliated colleges to host celebrations.
Tawde said the programme would not be restricted to just June 21. "Around 15 yoga groups have chipped in to volunteer and train the teachers. We are looking to incorporate it into a student's daily routine through periodic lessons in yoga. The subject experts are working on finding the best way to accommodate it in the curriculum," he said.
While principals said introduction of yoga is a welcome move, celebrating it on just one day does not serve the purpose, said principals. "Most schools today have yoga as part of the curriculum. We have it mandatory for all students. So taking hasty decisions and asking schools to call the students on a Sunday may not be the right way to do it," said Chandrakanta Pathak, principal, H V B Global Academy, Marine Drive.
Most schools, though, said they would celebrate it on another day. "Till date it has never happened that we have held any school activities on a Sunday. It may not even be possible to call all students on Sunday. We might have to do it if it is made mandatory on paper or we will conduct the activities on another day," said Father Francis Swamy, joint secretary, Archdiocesan Board of Education (ABE), which governs over 150 schools in the city.
College principals, too, said calling students on a Sunday may not be feasible. "There are over a thousand students in our college. Calling all of them on a Sunday will not be possible and holding sessions for such a huge number of students is also not viable. We could do it in batches over a few days," said the principal of college.
Tawde, though, insisted that the state must participate in huge numbers. "It is a matter of pride that the United Nations has accepted the day as International Yoga Day. So we will expect the state to show a large participation," he said.
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