Very recently, we celebrated International Yoga Day after the second time Prime Minister of India proposed it to the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. Everyone knows how our PM is firm on bringing Yoga into the lives of every individual, irrespective of their age or gender.
Keeping in line with his untamed efforts to make Yoga a way of life, Haryana School Education Board on Thursday came up with a pilot project to encourage kids to adopt Yoga. The State School Education Board made sit-ups compulsory during the morning assembly, contending that it will be a “super yoga for the brain”. Students will now have to do 14 sit-ups every day that will allegedly increase their brain’s efficiency.
Haryana: Under State School Education Board Pilot Project, Govt School in Bhiwani makes sit-ups mandatory for students. Rajeev Kr, Education Board Secy, says, “It's super brain yoga. It's scientifically proven that it increases brain efficiency. We're starting this from tomorrow” pic.twitter.com/Rk3r4e7XUi
— ANI (@ANI) July 4, 2019
According to NDTV, Education Board Secretary Rajeev Kumar said, “Students will do sit-ups with hands on their ears during the morning assembly. This will sharpen their brain and help in retainment of the memory.”
The project will be kick-started in Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan School in Bhiwani district on a pilot basis. Students will start to perform ”super brain yoga” in the next few days after schools reopen Monday.
“This will not be levied as a punishment. It is super brain yoga. It has been scientifically proven that it increases brain efficiency,” he further added.
Of course, netizens had suggestions and opinions on this mandate:
— Anil Sathe (@anilsathe) July 4, 2019
— Anuradha Joshi (@dranujoshi1) July 4, 2019
If this is so, make it mandatory for all MLAs, CM, Govt officials and those school teachers as well
— Defiनेट (@dephinate_) July 4, 2019
Teachers and politicians should become role models, they should also do this every morning, and that too in assembly.
— LOL (@dontworryee) July 5, 2019
A few months ago, I received a video on wapp claiming the same being implemented in US schools. Perhaps they are doing it because Americans are doing it ( supposedly)
— Rashmi gulati (@rashmi_gulati) July 4, 2019
Better Focus On Infrastructure of schools,Teachers avaibility first!
— Rutambh (@rutambhtrivedi) July 4, 2019
Yes, any form of physical exercise is helpful for the body, mind and soul. But shouldn’t the Education Board practice what they preach? What do you think?
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