So far, students were being taught only two chapters on yoga in Class X and XII in the subject of physical education. This is the first time yoga will be introduced as a full-fledged subject.
The Board has formed a committee of seven persons, including four from Patanjali Yogpeeth, to take care of the preparation of the curriculum and the training of teachers. For now, there will be no new recruitment of yoga teachers. The presently employed teachers will be trained in yoga by Patanjali experts and will be entrusted with the responsibility of passing on the knowledge to pupils.