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June 21, 2018

National Yoga Olympiad 2018:Manipur Girls bagged Silver Medal

Children perform Yoga, at the valedictory function of the
National Yoga Olympiad-2018, in New Delhi
on June 20, 2018.(Photo: IANS/PIB)
Manipur bagged the Silver Medal during the National Yoga Olympiad which was held at New Delhi from June 18 till today. Three day National Yoga Olympiad concluded at All India Council for Technical Education, VasantKunj in New Delhi today. Prizes to the children of winner states were distributed by the Chief Guest on the occasion Mr. Eric Falt, Director and UNESCO Representative to India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka.

According to a source, the Secondary girls team from Manipur bagged the silver medal.
Sikkim clinched the top spot while Delhi came third.

The awards were given in four categories –

  • Upper Primary (Girls) – The Gold medal was bagged by the Sikkim team, the Silver medal by the Gujrat team and Bronze medal by the Delhi a team.
  • Upper Primary (Boys) – The Gold medal was bagged by the Gujrat team, the Silver medal by the Delhi team and Bronze medal by the Tamil Nadu team.
  • Secondary (Girls) – The Gold medal was bagged by the Sikkim team, the Silver medal by the Manipur team and the Bronze medal by the Delhi team.
  • Secondary (Boys) – The Gold medal was bagged by the Delhi team, the Silver medal by the Haryana team and the Bronze medal by the Karnataka team.

Regional Institute of Education, (RIEs)

  • Upper Primary (Girls) – The Gold medal was bagged by the Bhubaneshwar team, the Silver medal by the Bhopal team and Bronze medal by the Mysuru a team.
  • Upper Primary (Boys) – The Gold medal was bagged by the Bhopal team, the Silver medal by the Mysuru team and Bronze medal by the Bhubaneshwar team.
  • Secondary (Girls) – The Gold medal was bagged by the Bhopal team, the Silver medal by the Mysuru team and the Bronze medal by the Bhubaneshwar team.
  • Secondary (Boys) – The Gold medal was bagged by the Bhubaneshwar team, the Silver medal by the Mysuru team and the Bronze medal by the Bhopal team.

A 3-day National Yoga Olympiad was inaugurated at the National Council of Educational Research and Training in CIET in New Delhi on 19 June by Mr. Eric Falt, Director and UNESCO Representative of the New Delhi Cluster Office for India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, the Maldives and Sri Lanka.
This is the third consecutive year of National Yoga Olympiad of NCERT and this year about 500 students from 26 States and 4 RIEs are participating in the Olympiad as compared to the participation of students from 25 States/UTs last year.

In his welcome address, Professor Hrushikesh Senapaty, Director, NCERT brought to the attention that the Olympiad creates awareness about a scientific and holistic way of living and the purpose is to create positive attitude among all human beings and promote peaceful living in the society. He quoted the Prime Minister, Shri Narender Modi, “It is our responsibility to ensure that right spirit of yoga is conveyed to everyone”. It is in this backdrop that the Olympiad is organized to create a sense of unity and understanding among children, who have travelled from different parts of the country – both from rural and urban areas.

Professor Saroj Yadav Dean, NCERT narrating the journey of Yoga Olympiad highlighted the importance of yoga in the development of physical, mental and spiritual health. She elaborated on the objectives, target group, yogic practices included and the criteria for judging. She stressed that Yoga Olympiad is an instrument to generate awareness about yoga among children and building team spirit and confidence.

After witnessing a mesmerizing yoga performance by young students from Government Girls school from Rewari, Haryana and Students from Girls School of Kerala, the Chief Guest, Mr. Eric Falt, thanked the NCERT for the opportunity to see such a performance.
Two books – Joy of Theatre and Sangeet— training packages were released on the occasion.

Source: PIB & Scoonews

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