CBSE Issues Important Circular on Celebrating International Day of Yoga 2024

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Celebration of International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2024

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CBSE Circular Circular No: Acad-46/2024 – The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued an important circular. It encourages schools across the nation to celebrate the International Day of Yoga (IDY) on June 21, 2024.

This day, recognized by the United Nations, underscores the significance of yoga in enhancing health, well-being, and sustainable living.

What Does the Circular Emphasize?

The Government of India’s Ministry of Ayush has prepared a ‘Common Yoga Protocol.’ This includes a handbook and videos in 22 Indian languages. These resources aim to standardize yoga practices across diverse communities. They are accessible online to facilitate easy participation.

How Can Schools Participate?

CBSE recommends a series of activities for schools to engage in:

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  1. Yoga Workshops and Seminars: Organize educational sessions on yoga for students and teachers.
  2. Mass Yoga Demonstration: Host a collective yoga session on June 21 to celebrate the day widely.
  3. Quiz and Essay Competitions: Initiate competitions with themes centered around yoga to deepen students’ engagement.
  4. National Contests Participation: Encourage students and staff to participate in competitions like the PM Yoga Awards on the MyGov platform.
  5. Articles Publication: Schools should publish articles on yoga in their e-newsletters and magazines.
  6. Yoga Quiz: Participate in a special quiz by the Ministry of Ayush and MyGov, designed to test knowledge about yoga.

Compliance and Reporting

Schools must adhere to all guidelines from their respective State or UT Governments. This includes regulations about public holidays and summer vacations. Schools are also required to submit a brief report with photos from the events. This helps document their involvement in the celebrations.

Important Links :

  1. Yoga Protocol Handbook: Access the official guide to organize yoga workshops and seminars.
  2. Mass Yoga Demonstration: Guidelines for arranging a mass yoga event on International Day of Yoga.
  3. Yoga Video Resources: Explore videos for yoga-themed quiz and essay writing competitions.
  4. IDY Jingle Contest: Participate in the International Day of Yoga competitions and PM Yoga Awards: Nominate for prestigious yoga awards.
  5. Yoga Articles Publication: Publish yoga and IDY-specific articles in school’s e-newsletter and magazine.
  6. Yoga Quiz Registration: Join the Yoga Quiz organized by the Ministry of Ayush in collaboration with MyGov.

These links and captions provide a clear pathway to access and utilize resources for celebrating the International Day of Yoga 2024 effectively.

The schools should conduct the above suggestive activities following all instructions of the concerned State/ UT Government issued from time to time regarding summer vacations etc.

A brief report of activities (including 2-3 photographs) may be uploaded by the schools at:

You are requested to take a note of the above and organize the above suggestive activities in your school and also encourage the students & teachers to participate in these activities so as to make celebration of International Day of Yoga a grand success.

Ministry of Ayush, Government of India has prepared ‘Common Yoga Protocol’ Handbook. ‘Common Yoga Protocol’ videos are available in 22 Indian languages at the following link: Youtube Videos


The CBSE’s directive highlights the important role of schools in promoting cultural heritage and wellness through yoga. By organizing these activities, schools not only support the physical and mental health of their students but also help in promoting yoga globally.

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