Sri Lanka cabinet of Ministers has approved to appoint religious leaders to supervise a new programme called “mindfulness” in schools.
The Education Ministry will launch the “Mindfulness” program as a pilot program for schoolchildren on January 4 in all schools in the country.
The programme will run 10 minutes weekly on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
The cabinet has approved the program’s implementation beginning in 2023.
Every religious leader representing the Ministry religious department will be assigned to supervise the program.
Through the program schoolchildren will be trained to focus their minds on a single goal, says education Minister.
The decision was made to implement the mindfulness program in schools in order to reduce the stress on children’s minds as a result of their involvement in illegal activities such as drug addiction and violent incidents, according to the Minister.
With the inputs from Daily Mirror.