The International Yoga Day was observed worldwide on June 21 with our Prime Minister Narendra Modi quietly taking his place before a sea of schoolchildren. The event was billed as one of the largest yoga demonstrations in a single venue in history. The event was referred to as the beginning of a new era of peace and goodwill by the Prime Minister.
As a part of these grand celebrations, a two day conference on the theme ‘Yoga- Principles and Practice In Our Education System’ is being organised by the Ministry of Human Resource Development on June 22 and June 23.
The Central Board of Secondary Education, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), Directorate of Education are also an intrinsic part of this development in our country.
An estimated 40,000 people participated in the celebrations at Rajpath, with around two billion people taking part across the world.
Highlighting the benefits of yoga for instilling commitment, dedication and discipline, the Yoga Teachers conference was inaugurated by the Minister of Human Resources Development Mrs Smriti Zubin Irani at Talkatora Stadium today in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister, Mr Manish Sisodia.
The highlight of the conference was a short film prepared by CBSE for young students and a training module for teacher education programme prepared by National Council of Teacher Education.
The conference aims to discuss the benefits of yoga, needs of special children, stress management techniques of Yoga as a part of curriculum.