Upadhyay had sought a direction to the Ministry of Human Resources Development, NCERT, NCTE and CBSE to “provide standard textbooks of ‘yoga and health education’ for students of Class 1-8 keeping in spirit various fundamental rights such as the right to life, education, and equality.”
The apex court had on November 29 last year asked the Centre to treat the petition as a representation and take a decision.
The plea had said, “State has an obligation to provide health facilities to all the citizens, especially to children and adolescents. In a welfare state, it is the obligation of the State to ensure the creation and sustenance of conditions congenial to good health.”
It had said that right to health cannot be secured without providing ‘yoga and health education’ to all children or framing a ‘national yoga policy’ to promote and propagate it.
( Source – PTI )