Governor inaugurates National Yoga Olympiad 2024 in Mysuru

More than 400 students and 100 teachers are participating in the three-day programme.
Last Updated : 18 June 2024, 08:39 IST

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Mysuru: Yoga is a part of Indian culture and tradition since ancient times. The importance of yoga is mentioned in our scriptures and it is a part of the whole world today. That is why India is considered as 'Guru of Yoga', said Governor of Karnataka Thawar Chand Gehlot.

He was speaking after inaugurating the ninth National Yoga Olympiad (NYO) 2024, at the convocation hall of Karnataka State Open University (KSOU), in Mysuru, on Tuesday.

On September 27, 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called upon all the countries of the world to adopt yoga and proposed to celebrate Yoga Day every year. The proposal was adopted and implemented by the United Nations General Assembly in 90 days. Since then, International Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21, in our country and the world, Gehlot said.

More than 400 students and 100 teachers are participating in the three-day NYO, at the Regional Institute of Education (RIE) of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), Mysuru.

The theme for NYO 2024 is 'Yoga for Self and Society'. It is an inclusive event and the students are selected in the district-level and they participate in the state-level to reach the national-level.Professor Dinesh Prasad Saklani, Director, NCERT, RIE Principal Y Sreekanth and others were present.The students also demonstrated yoga as part of the programme

Published 18 June 2024, 08:39 IST

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