Dasara panel plans series of events to promote yoga

Dasara panel plans series of events to promote yoga

Heritage city to host two-day national conference on October 5, 6

The Yoga Dasara sub-committee of the Dasara Executive Committee, which is already conducting a free Ayush camp for mahouts and kaavadis of the Dasara elephants and their family members, on the premises of the Mysuru Palace is planning a series of programmes to promote both yoga and Dasara in a big way.

The camp inaugurated on August 26 will conclude on October 15.

Speaking to media persons here on Friday, deputy special officer of the sub-committee Kala Krishnaswamy, who is also the Additional Superintendent of Police, said, “A two-day national-level yoga conference has been scheduled for October 5 and 6, in which yoga exponents of international repute are expected to participate.”

“The conference will be held at the Maharaja’s College Centenary Hall. About 2,000 students and teachers of yoga schools from across the state and beyond are expected to participate. A total of 10 programmes have been lined up and preparations are underway. The programmes will be conducted following the directions of the government and allocation of funds,” she said.

The other programmes chalked out by the Yoga Dasara sub-committee are: Yoga Prabodha for training trainers, including teaching faculty of various institutions, Ayush doctors, yoga practitioners and general public on September 21 at Maharaja’s College Centenary Hall; Yoga Parivarthana for transformation of the inmates of the Central Prisons Mysuru from September 22 to 29; yoga dance ballet competitions for yoga exponents on September 24 at Government Nature Cure and Yoga College, the winners of which will get a chance to perform in the Yuva Dasara programme; Yoga Arogya Bharathi for yoga practitioners, health practitioners and public on September 25 at Nataraja Sabha Bhavan; Yoga Koushalya for City Armed Reserve police on October 1 on Mysuru CAR premises; Yoga Trekking for Yoga practitioners, students and public on September 27 at Chamundi Hill; mass Suryanamaskara by around 2,000 persons, including Ayush doctors, students, and yoga practitioners, on the premises of the Palace as a part of the inauguration of Yoga Dasara by the District in-charge Minister Dr H C Mahadevappa on October 2 at 6 am and Yoga walk from 8 am from the Palace to the Deputy Commissioner’s office; and state-level yoga competition for Yoga practitioners under different categories on October 9 on the premises of Kote Anjaneya Swamy temple.

Working president of the sub-committee M N Nataraj, also District Coordinator for Nehru Yuva Kendra, said, “Rs 7 lakh has been earmarked for the programmes. The funds are yet to be received, but, even if there is a problem in the release of the funds, the programmes will be conducted with available funds in the Ayush department.”

District Ayush Officer Dr B S Seethalakshmi was present.

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