Civil Services recruits have to undergo mandatory yoga classes

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New Delhi, Jun 23: All Indian Civil Services recruits will now have to undergo mandatory yoga classes as part of their training. This was announced today by AYUSH Minister Sripad Naik at a gathering during the second day of International Yoga Conference being organised here by the ministry.

Secretary AYUSH, Ajit M Sharan, said, "The academy in Mussoorie has always been imparting training in Yoga. So far it was optional but now it will be made mandatory."


The 2016 batch will start its 15-week-long induction programme at Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie from August 22.

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The compulsory training for civil servants follows efforts to introduce yoga training for military, paramilitary as well as police personnel.


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