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Yoga programme for medicos launched

 The MGMCRI initiated a yoga practice schedule for undergraduate students of medicine on Thursday.

The MGMCRI initiated a yoga practice schedule for undergraduate students of medicine on Thursday.

The Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI), a constituent college of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, deemed to be university, launched a yoga practice schedule for undergraduate students of medicine on Thursday.

The programme was themed ‘Yogabhyasa — a step towards salutogenesis’.

Subhash Chandra Parija, Vice-Chancellor of SBV, while inaugurating the unique endeavour emphasised the need for the holistic well being of students in general.

He laid stress on the theme salutogenesis, originally coined by the Austrian sociologist Aaron Antonovsky to describe the focus on well-being and health instead of disease.

Prof. Parija also felt that this initiative would go a long way in stress management among students besides enhancing the well-being of the mind and body and improving the learning skills among the student community.This facility is provided to the undergraduate students of medicine of this university beyond the curricular hours daily that will earn certain number of credits to the students which will reflect in their course-cum-conduct certificate at the end of their studies.

The initiative is being co-ordinated by the Centre for Yoga Therapy, Education & Research (CYTER), a unit of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth.

It is also proposed to extend the programme to the students of the other constituent colleges of SBV , a press note from MGMCRI said.

Award for centre

The Centre for Yoga Therapy, Education & Research, a unit of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, has been selected to receive ‘InSPA Educational Excellence Award 2018’ instituted by the Indian School Psychology Association.

The award will be presented during the inaugural ceremony of the 8th InSPA International conference at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam on October 11.


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