Thursday, January 21, 2016

Extra marks for practising yoga, says school education minister Vinod Tawde

MUMBAI: Students will be given extra marks for practising yoga, said state school education minister Vinod Tawde.

After attending a yoga workshop by Baba Ramdev on Wednesday, Tawde tweeted: "Urged students to benefit from Yoga, Students practicing Yoga everyday will be awarded extra marks like of Sports." A circular was also sent to schools about the yoga camp. While it was not mandatory for students or teachers to attend it, the circular suggested schools make best use of it.

But teachers are not happy. "It is okay to encourage students to perform yoga as it may have advantages but... once marks are attached to an activity, some might misuse it. That's what is happening to additional marks given for playing sports; students are forging certificates," said a teacher from a south Mumbai Marathi medium school.


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