UGC directs VCs of all universities to observe Yoga Day on June 21

  • The University Grants Commission has asked universities and higher education institutions in India to follow the protocol prescribed by the AYUSH Ministry and observed the International Yoga Day on June 21, 2019.

  • UGC has also written to the Vice Chancellors of the colleges and universities across India to observe the International Yoga Day and hold events including a demonstration on basic yoga drills that day.
  • The letter sent by the UGC to the different varsities asked the universities, ‘to promote yoga among the youth and to invoke the sentiment of national pride in proliferating yoga to the rest of the world.

    • It also asked the institutes to open essential facilities to allow students and teachers to practice for the event during the summer vaccations.

  • It also asked the institutes to open essential facilities to allow students and teachers to practice for the event during the summer vaccations.
  • Institutes can refer to the 45 minute sequence of Yoga Drill that has been included in the Common Yoga Protocol, a copy of which can be found on the official website of AYUSH ministry i.e. yoga.ayush.gov.in.
  • The universities and colleges have also been asked to upload the details of the events carried out by them on the day at the UGC website – ugc.ac.in.

Courtesy:- http://www.ugc.ac.in

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