As part of imparting Indian culture and heritage, the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Senior Secondary School Provides Yoga for children in the school.

To promote discipline and control of the body and mind, we introduced Yoga classes in our school for classes IX & X. Yoga classes are conducted once in a week for 188 students of class X.The usually practised Yoga in the spacious school auditorium. They actively participated because they were made aware of the importance of maintaining a healthy mind in a healthy body. It enhanced their concentration and increased their self esteem. It helped them to cultivate a peaceful, relaxed state of body and mind. It encouraged peer and social interactions despite outward appearances, race and religion. They fully understood the concept of oneness by working together. Yoga inspired children to be kind, patient and empathetic with others. In brief, it enhanced their body, mind and spirit and they turned out to be a group of self-disciplined and responsible youth.

Yoga’s history stretches back thousands of years, and its practice has roots in Hindu, Jain and Buddhist religious practices in India and East Asia. It has been described as a discipline for focusing and connecting mind, body and spirit, and has found adoptees among other religions as well as the non-religious. A secularized form that emphasizes fitness and stress-reduction is now well established in Western countries, and one can find a proliferation of yoga studies in most American schools. Studies prove yoga as a regular practice can help lower blood pressure, reduce heart disease, improve strength and balance, and deal with depression and other maladies of mental health.

The advocates of yoga for kids point to learning-specific benefits, including:

  • fewer fights and arguments among students;
  • better student decision-making;
  • increased self-awareness and self-esteem;
  • improved concentration and retention; and
  • more efficient use of class time.

Yoga offers a potential means to address a wide range of challenges in the classroom.


Martial arts are great as spectator sports and a good way to get fit, but they really come into their own when they are used in self-defence and self- discipline: undoubtedly the ultimate result for many of them. Self-discipline is the ability to control one’s emotions, impulses, desires and behaviour. It is being able to resist the desire for instant gratification in favour of gaining the long-term satisfaction and fulfilment from achieving higher and more meaningful goals.

  • It helps build self-confidence.
  • You accomplish more and are therefore more productive.
  • You are able to maintain a higher tolerance for frustration, challenges and negative emotions.
  • Allows you to obtain better health, better finances and a good work ethic.
  • You are able to reach your most difficult goals more efficiently.
  • The more disciplined you become, the easier life gets.

For the development of self-defence, inner control and self-discipline, our school provides karate classes for the interested students.


Chess is an excellent game for kids. It teaches them strategic thinking, logic and it’s fun, too! Visual Stimuli tend to improve memory more than any other stimuli …Chess is definitely an excellent memory exerciser, the effects of which are transferable to other subjects where memory is necessary.

Pupils who learn chess enjoy a significant increase in their reading skills.

There is a significant correlation between the ability to play chess well, and special, numerical, administrative directional, and paper work abilities.

Learning Chess has a positive influence on the development of both numerical and verbal aptitudes.

Experimenting with the addition of chess to the math curriculum, there found increased gains in math problem-solving and comprehension proportionate to the amount of chess in the curriculum.

4. Dance

Dance is a great way for kids to get active and express themselves creatively. Dance is a performance art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement. This movement has aesthetic and symbolic value, and is acknowledged as dance by performers and observers within a particular culture. Dance can be categorized and described by its choreography, by its repertoire of movements, or by its historical period or place of origin.

An important distinction is to be drawn between the contexts of theatrical and participatory dance, although these two categories are not always completely separate; both may have special functions, whether social, ceremonial, competitive, martial, or sacred/liturgical. Others disciplines of human movement are sometimes said to have a dance-like quality, including martial arts, gymnastics, figure skating, synchronized swimming and many other forms of athletics.

Arts education is commonly said to be a means of developing skills considered as critical for innovation: critical and creative thinking, motivation, self-confidence, and ability to communicate and cooperate effectively, but also skills in non-arts academic subjects such as mathematics, science, reading and writing.