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National Yoga Olympiad 2019 For School Children Concludes In New Delhi

Increase in participation by number states and UTs in the Yoga Olympiad this year.

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The 4th National Yoga Olympiad concluded at All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on 20 June. Rina Ray, Secretary, School Education and Literacy, MHRD was the Chief Guest in the function and distributed the prizes to the children of winner states and UTs.

Speaking on the occasion, Rina Ray appreciated the efforts of the Director, NCERT and his team for arranging a splendid programme on yoga. She emphasized that Yoga reduces stress and makes us strong.

"If we are strong then our family will be strong, our society will become stronger and ultimately our country will be strong. Children should teach yoga to their parents so that they can also lead a peaceful and stress-free life. Teachers and principals must also do yoga to live a tension-free life", she said.

Hrushikesh Senapaty, Director, NCERT congratulated the teachers and students who have participated from District Level to State Level and finally to the National Level in the National Yoga Olympiad-2019. He pointed out that Yoga creates constructive thinking skill which helps in better concentration, which is necessary to get any kind of success in life. Yoga is a part of our culture and we should transmit our forefather’s culture to our next generation.

"It is only possible to stay healthy in mind and body, if the body is active and the mind is peaceful. To create a balance between these two is called Yoga", he said.

The awards were given in the following four categories:

State/UT

  1. Upper Primary (Girls) – The Gold medal was bagged by the Himachal Pradesh team, the Silver medal by the Assam team and Bronze medal by the Kerala team.
  2. Upper Primary (Boys) – The Gold medal was bagged by the Gujarat team, the Silver medal by the West Bengal team and Bronze medal by the Maharashtra team.
  3. Secondary (Girls) – The Gold medal was bagged by the Tamil Nadu team, the Silver medal by the West Bengal team and the Bronze medal by the Manipur team.
  4. Secondary (Boys) – The Gold medal was bagged by the Tamil Nadu team, the Silver medal by the Maharashtra team and the Bronze medal by the West Bengal team.

CBSE/DMS/KVS/NVS

  1. Upper Primary (Girls) – The Gold medal was bagged by the NVS team, the Silver medal by the DMS,RIE, Mysore team and Bronze medal by the DMS, RIE, Bhopal team.
  2. Upper Primary (Boys) – The Gold medal was bagged by the CBSE team, the Silver medal by the NVS team and Bronze medal by the DMS, RIE, Mysore team.
  3. Secondary (Girls) – The Gold medal was bagged by the NVS team, the Silver medal by the DMS,RIE, Mysore team and the Bronze medal by the DMS, RIE, Bhubaneswar team.
  4. Secondary (Boys) – The Gold medal was bagged by the CBSE team, the silver medal by the NVS team and the Bronze medal by the RIE Mysore team.



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