Tripura makes yoga compulsory for students

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Tripura will become the second state after Gujarat to make yoga compulsory in schools. The state announced that yoga will be mandatory for students in Classes I to VIII from the new academic session beginning on 1st January 2015.
These schools will be selected from urban, rural and Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) areas. The decision was taken in a meeting of the council of ministers chaired by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.Yoga will be introduced to improve the mental and physical health of the students. Yoga if implemented at the elementary level will make future generation disciplined.
The minister said that the government will make arrangements for training teachers in yoga.

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