Fourth edition of National Yoga Olympiad of school children

Question: Where was the fourth edition of National Yoga Olympiad of school children organized by NCERT?
(a) Hyderabad
(b) Jamshedpur
(c) New Delhi
(d) Ranchi
Answer: (c)
Related facts:

  • A three day National Yoga Olympiad of school children organised by the National Council of Educational Research and Training took place at Chacha Nehru Bhawan in New Delhi.
  • It was organized between 18 and 20 June 2019.
  • The Olympiad was inaugurated on June 18,2019 by the Director and UNESCO Representative for India, Eric Falt in the presence of Director NCERT, Professor Hrushikesh Senapaty.
  • This was the fourth edition of National Yoga Olympiad. It was first started in the year 2016.
  • The purpose of this program is to create positive attitude among all human beings and promote peaceful living together in the society. Yoga has found an important place in the school curriculum as a part of Health and Physical Education.
  • This year, 567 students from 33 States/UTs including CBSE, KVS and NVS and 4DMS of RIEs of NCERT had participated in the Olympiad as compared to the participation of 431 students from 28 States/UTs last year.
  • Yoga has been inscribed on the UN representative list of intangible Cultural Heritage.
  • The book title ‘Health and Physical Education – A Teachers Guide Class VIII” was released on the occasion by the guests.

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