Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought back the influx of yoga to the country.
International yoga day is back in all campuses.
All AICTE approved institutes will celebrate this day by participating in work shops specially designed by Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (Vyasa), which is headed by PM’s yoga guru, Dr HR Nagendra.
The central government is expecting 100 % attendance on yoga day from institutes that fall under AICTE, UGN and IITs, IIITs etc too.
According to a circular issued by the Council, “AICTE has drawn the action plan and decided to organise a one-day yoga workshop” for students of institutes approved by it in Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Pune and Delhi.”
At each of the venues, a maximum of 300 students would be accommodated. Hence, we request you to nominate five to 10 motivated students, who would, in turn, take up yoga in their respective colleges. The contents of the workshop have been designed by Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (S-Vyasa), Bengaluru, in which the key speaker and experts will also be from S-Vyasa, who will provide theoretical or practical training, in line with the IDY common yoga protocol,” states the circular signed by AICTE chairman, Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe
International yoga day will be celebrated on June 21.
The circular emphasised on the need of yoga especially in a young person’s life, who faces pressure from all directions , yoga helps you achieve peace and clear headedness.
“Practising yoga shall (help) overcome stress and contribute to memory development. As a result, they can focus and concentrate properly,” it says.
The circular has also asked educational institutes to make yoga a necessary activity in campuses.
It has asked universities as well to organise 2-3 days workshops on yoga, during april and may , where the students will be made aware of the benefits of yoga. about the strengths and health benefits of yoga.
“They may also be trained in the common yoga protocol to be performed on IDY on June 21. Some of the other activities suggested for this fest could be musical and cultural programmes based on yoga and sensitisation of youth about career prospects in yoga,” it says.
Yoga Experts Committee
A 15 member yoga experts committee has been formed headed by Dr Nagendra so as to plan the activities to be held on this day.
It was decided that the event will be an hour long.
The committee has also prepared a three day conference on the topic “yoga for body and beyond”from june 21 to 23.
The draft plan finalised by the committee says, “The IDY celebration programme is proposed to be organised in all the states and union territories. Leading yoga institutes would provide technical support to one or more states of their choice in organising the event. Aone-hour common yoga protocol was finalised by the committee.”
(Inputs from agencies)