Madhya Pradesh finalizes Group Surya Namaskar for National Youth Day Celebrations

All schools, colleges and academic institutions of the State will perform group Surya Namaskar on the occasion of ‘Yuva Diwas,’ the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand, on Thursday. Inspirational academic and cultural programmes focusing on the life of Swami Vivekanand will also be organized for the day.

The Commissioner, Directorate of Public Instruction has issued directives to District Collectors, District Education Officers, Assistant Commissioner, Tribal Development, and Principals DIET.

Group Surya Namaskar will be held from 9 am to 10.30 am on Yuva Diwas, January 12, in all academic institutions, colleges, gram panchayats and residential schools. All the participants will gather at 9 am and the exercise will begin at one signal in all schools.

Group recital of National Song Vande Mataram will take place at 9.20 am. A message of the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will be broadcasted at 9.30 am, followed by beginning of Surya Namaskar and Pranayam at 9.45 am. At the end, vote of thanks towards all the participants will be delivered at 10.30 am.

A committee in the chairmanship of Collector has been constituted to conduct Surya –Namaskar at the district levels. Superintendent of Police, CEO district Panchayat, District Education Officer, Assistant Commissioner Tribal Development, District Health and Medical Officer, College Principal of District Head Quarter, Principal DIET, Public Relation Officer, District Project Coordinator, District Programme Officer-Women and Child Development, Project Officer Urban Development Authority and 5 members of Non Government Organisation nominated by the collector have been included in the committee.

Directives to include students of 6th to class 12th and college students in Surya-Namaskar have been given. Students of class 1st to 5th will not participate in the Surya-Namaskar but they will be present there to see the programme.

The arrangements of direct broadcast of Surya-Namskar programme from radio has been made. Also, message of the Chief Minister will be broadcasted during the direct broadcast. Directives have been issued to make the arrangement of radio at the programme site.

On the basis of one to twelve counts, yoga posture will be performed for Surya-Namaskar. Prayer posture at first count, Hasta Uttanasan at two, Padhastasan at three, Ashva Sanchalnasan at four, Parvatasan at five, Ashtaang Namaskar at six, Bhujangasan at seven, Parvatasan at eight, Ashva Sanchalnasan at nine, Padhastasan at ten, Hasta Uttanasan at eleven and at the end on twelfth count Prayer posture will be performed. Instructions to pay attention towards sanitation during group Surya-Namaskar have been issued.

National Youth Day (Yuva Diwas or Swami Vivekananda Birthday) is celebrated in India every year on 12th of January to commemorate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, maker of modern India. It was first declared by the Government of India in the year 1984 to celebrate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda as the National Youth Day. Since then (1985), it is started celebrating as the National Youth Day all over the country.

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