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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Yoga-training introduced in schools of Barak Valley

SILCHAR, OCT 4: The National Rural Health Mission and the NGO North East Council of Alternative Medicine have jointly taken up yoga-training on experimental basis in 35 middle English medium schools of Cachar and Hailakandi to begin with.

These programme, according to Dr Sahnti Kumar Singh, general secretary of the NGO, would cover schools in Karimganj districts also. Some of the schools included in this programme are Harkishore High School, Public Higher Secondary School, Victoria Memorial Higher Secondary School, Indrakumari Girls’ School, Nimaichandpur Higher Secondary School, Charlemars School, DNHSS School, Sonai NG Higher Secondary School, Kalain High School, among others.

In separate meetings organized at Silchar and Hailakandi presided over by the Deputy Commissioners of Cachar and Hailakandi districts, Gautam Ganguli and Tapan Chandra Goswami praised the initiative taken by the NGO and the Council in the overall interest of the boys and girls of different schools in order to make them aware of the benefits of yogic exercises. Both the administrative heads said that this programme was quite timely and justified, considering the prevailing pollution and not so hygienic conditions which affected the physical and mental faculties of the young generation. This yogic culture would keep them fit and trimmed.

Dr Shanti Kumar Singh said the yogic classes is for the students of Class V to IX which will be held five days a week. 25 trained persons in yoga have been appointed by his NGO for the purpose. This yogic exercise will continue for six months on experimental basis which may be continued considering all other relevant factors. THE SENTINEL

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