Wednesday, June 15, 2016

HRD ministry invites VCs for national seminar on yoga

Ahead of the International Yoga Day celebrations, the human resource development ministry is holding a national level seminar on yoga on June 18, where vice-chancellors of all central universities would be present.

According to sources, HRD minister Smriti Irani would also be present in the seminar where apart from senior officials of her ministry, VCs, UGC top brass and yoga experts would be present.

"The ministry is organising a national level conference on yoga on Saturday," a senior official said.

The seminar comes not only comes days before the International Yoga Day celebrations but also at a time when the ministry is considering a report submitted by a panel of experts led by Dr HR Nagendra, who is also referred to as the Prime Minister's yoga guru, on setting up of yoga departments in universities across the country.
Nagendra is likely to be present in the seminar where presentation will be made and discussions will be held.

The committee has worked out details of yoga courses that can be taught at higher levels of education and also given a list of universities where they can be rolled out this year itself.

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