Karnataka Education Minister B.C Nagesh has issued a notice for all Karnataka schools and PUC Colleges to implement a period of “dhyana” for all students. As per this notice, all students in Karnataka Schools and PUC Colleges would get 10 minutes to meditate before starting their days at school.
In order to boost resilience, concentration, and health, the Karnataka Minister for Primary and Secondary Education issued a notice to the Department of Public Instruction to mandate 10 minutes of meditation time for students.
It is suggested to take the necessary steps to meditate for 10 minutes daily for students in schools & undergraduate colleges to increase concentration, improve health, positive thinking, stress-free learning, and personality development by imbibing good qualities.
The instruction for meditation has been introduced to relieve stress faced by students and to improve their mental and physical health. This will help students develop a positive attitude, and good habits and overall become good citizens. This exercise would also help in improving the concentration level of students.
Every day before starting their studies, all students in Karnataka Schools and Pre-university colleges would participate in this meditation routine. Apart from schools and PUCs, all undergraduate colleges and postgraduate colleges have been asked to implement this policy as well.
BC Nagesh has also stated that meditation is not a religious practice and this exercise would help students improve their concentration and would help them adjust to the post-pandemic system of education after almost 2 years of online schools.