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Adityanath seeks compulsory yoga, self-defence in UP schools

06 Apr 2017 | By NewsBytes Desk
Yoga, self-defence compulsory in UP schools

Yogi Adityanath has told the UP education department to ask all schools in the state to make yoga and self defence training compulsory.

In a statement, the UP government said "the 'Rani Laxmibai Aatmaraskha Kaaryakram' (self defence programme) and 'Yog Shiksha Kaaryakram' (Yoga education programme) would be compulsory."

Several other reform measures for the education system were also announced.

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06 Apr 2017Adityanath seeks compulsory yoga, self-defence in UP schools

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The self defence training is only compulsory for girl students.

In addition, Adityanath has asked to file immediate FIRs in instances of mass cheating. School teachers have also been forbidden from running private coaching institutions.

Guidelines will be evolved to curb charging of exorbitant fees by private institutions.

Filling vacancies in faculty positions is being accorded primacy.

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