Panaji: On International Yoga Day, on Thursday, 1,500 students from around 48 schools across the state will participate at the taluka-level celebrations being organised by the directorate of sports and youth affairs from 7am to 10am. Besides, thousands of students will participate in the state-level yoga day function to be held in the capital.Individual schools will also be holding various programmes to mark the day.
“All the mudras of yoga help children focus. Yoga helps in balancing emotions. It should be compulsory for every child. In Goa, 98% of students are unfit and a very small percentage participate in sports on a regular basis. Yoga is a lifelong practice and should not only be performed on Yoga Day. It should be made part of daily life and if every individual in the world does this all hospitals will have to shut,” said well-known yoga instructor and former athlete Suresh Kumar.
He will help over 200 students of the National Institute of Technology, Farmagudi, as also teachers and staff, to practice yoga.
Director of education G P Bhat has issued a circular asking schools to utilise state-funded Balrath buses to transport student to and from the venue for yoga day celebrations.
“In case girl students are sent for the event, a lady teacher must invariably be accompanying the group,” Bhat has said. At the taluka-level celebrations, 121 teachers will also be participating. [TOI]