CHENNAI: Like many other schools in the country, Saraswathi Vidhyalaya too has introduced yoga in its curriculum. “Yoga has always been a part of our students everyday life. From this academic session, it is going to be a part of their syllabus too,” said KS Natarajan, chairman and principal of Saraswathi Vidhyalaya.
He said that the main aim of including the curriculum was to promote physical exercise among students.
“Today TV, video games and computers have become the most important thing in a child’s life. They seldom play outdoors. Introducing yoga will be a good change and will keep their mind and body healthy,” he added.
The subject has been integrated in the curriculum of students in class two and above. The compulsory course will be 80 per cent practical and 20 per cent theory. School authorities said that everyday, during the assembly session, students from classes three to eight would perform different types of asanas, the benefits of which would also be explained to students at the same time. “We have appointed well-trained yoga masters to teach them,” the chairman added.
“Since time immemorial, many Indians have practised this and enjoyed its benefits. I hope it is embraced by our students and their parents too,” he added.