Surya namaskar made in 48,000 schools Rajasthan

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The order issued by the office is in line with that of Madhya Pradesh government which issued a similar directions a long time back.

 Surya namaskar made in 48,000 schools Rajasthan,Amid protests from different corners, the education department issued orders on Tuesday for government and private schools to introduce surya namaskar in all secondary and senior secondary classes with immediate effect.

The order issued by office of director secondary education, Rajasthan says that every secondary and senior secondary school has to hold 20 minute assembly or bal sabhas everydaywhich includes surya namaskar, meditation and paper reading. Effectively this order will be applicable for little over 48,000 schools including 28,000 government schools (secondary and above).

The order issued by the office is in line with that of Madhya Pradesh government which issued a similar directions a long time back. The order divides 20 minutes into three segments including first five minutes for prayers, national song, oath and group song. The next 10 minutes are for surya namaskar, yoga and meditation while the last five minutes for newspaper reading in both Hindi and English.

Suwalal, director of Secondary Education in Rajasthan, said, “The order is aimed at improving the educational environment along with strengthening mental and physical fitness.” While MP had implemented surya namaskar only in government schools, Rajasthan has gone a step ahead by asking private schools as well to introduce it.

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