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Gurgaon: State to appoint trained yoga instructors soon

To be eligible for the post of yoga trainer, the applicant should be a graduate or hold an equivalent degree from a recognised university or hold a degree or diploma (minimum one year) in yoga training from a recognised institute or university.

gurgaon Updated: Apr 20, 2017 22:55 IST
Leena Dhankhar
More than 1,000 yoga centres will be opened across the state to encourage senior citizens, women, youths and children to take up the practice.
More than 1,000 yoga centres will be opened across the state to encourage senior citizens, women, youths and children to take up the practice.(File Photo)

To promote yoga across the state, the Haryana government will recruit 1,000 yoga trainers and volunteers through Quality Council of India (QCI). The council will conduct an examination for yoga trainers and volunteers at Nehru Stadium on Saturday. The examination is being organised by the Haryana state sports council.

To be eligible for the post of yoga trainer, the applicant should be a graduate or hold an equivalent degree from a recognised university or hold a degree or diploma (minimum one year) in yoga training from a recognised institute or university.

“He/she should have knowledge of Hindi or Sanskrit up to Class 10 or above. The applicant’s age should meet the criterion set by the Haryana government,” Parasram, district sports officer, said.

According to the officials, under the state’s ‘Outsourcing Policy’, the yoga volunteers would be hired by the District Sports Council concerned and the trainers would be hired by the Haryana Sports Council.

Yoga trainers would be paid ₹25,000 per month and the volunteers would be paid ₹8,100 per month.

This initiative as been undertaken to promote yoga in the state, as more than 1,000 yoga centres will be opened across the state. Through these yoga centres, senior citizens, women, youth and children of urban areas would be encouraged to take up the practice.

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In the first phase of the project, one yoga centre will be opened in the area of each municipal committee, two within the jurisdiction of each municipal council and four in each municipal corporation.

The construction of 800 Vyayam and Yoga shalas (centres) in various districts have already begun and all the 21 districts would be covered under the initiative in a bid to achieve the broad goal or objective of equitable development.

The coaches, who are currently posted in the sports department, would also be given yoga training. The yoga trainers would be mandated to obtain certification from the Quality Council of India before they are recruited.

Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar had proposed to set up yoga centres across the state during the two-day Yoga Prashikshan Shivar organised jointly by Haryana AYUSH Department and Sports and Youth Affairs department at Panchkula in 2015.

Haryana sports minister Anil Vij said that it is a matter of pride that trainers from India are imparting yoga training in countries across the world. He said countrymen should also take pride in the fact that International Yoga Day is observed the world over as it is in India.

The BJP government had appointed yoga guru Ramdev as the state’s brand ambassador in 2015.