The Vivekananda Yoga University (VaYU) was collectively launched on Tuesday by Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan and Chairperson of the Standing Committee on External Affairs P P Chaudhary throughout a digital occasion held on the Consulate General of India in New York.
Eminent Indian yoga guru Dr. H R Nagendra, Chancellor of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (SVYASA) is the primary Chairman of VaYU.
Addressing the digital launch, Muraleedharan mentioned Swami Vivekananda gave the message of common brotherhood from the US and thru the primary of its variety yoga college outdoors India, the message of yoga shall be broadcast from America to the world.
“As the image of India’s tradition and heritage, yoga has develop into the means for unity and brotherhood on the planet. Through the medium of yoga, we may give the message of world peace,” he mentioned, including that yoga gives psychological steadiness and emotional stability.
The occasion was collectively hosted by the Consulate General and Jaipur Foot USA Chairperson and founding director of VaYU Prem Bhandari.
In his message, Nagendra, nicely often called the yoga guide to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, mentioned Swami Vivekananda “heralded the grandeur” of Indian yoga dimension to the world by his well-known speech in Chicago in 1893.
“Inspired by his teachings and the options he has given to satisfy challenges of the fashionable period, we took up this whole means of bringing yoga into the tutorial dimension,” he mentioned.
He famous that the college “combines better of the East and better of the West. Best of the East is yoga and its purposes and better of West is fashionable scientific analysis.”
“We wish to convey this built-in dimension of healthcare to world at massive – allopathy and the AYUSH techniques,” he mentioned referring to the follow of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.
India’s Consul General in New York Sandeep Chakravorty mentioned that New York has deep ties with yoga as a few years in the past Swami Vivekananda hung out within the metropolis and wrote books on yoga which popularised the Indian follow everywhere in the world.
“It helped in making the US the adopted house of yoga,” Chakravorty mentioned, applauding the efforts of Nagendra and Bhandari for the initiative.
He underscored that VaYU will contain high line analysis on yoga and additional popularise it in America, the place at the moment about 40 million folks follow yoga recurrently.
Bhandari mentioned that Swami Vivekananda, “a monk from India launched Hinduism to the western world by his historic speech in Chicago in 1893. Now, 127 years later, one other monk from India Dr. H R Nagendra is bringing to the western world the age outdated yoga science – Guru-Shishya Parampara by establishing this college.”
He famous that within the years to return, VaYU “would produce finest modern-day yoga practitioners who wouldn’t solely unfold peace however make planet Earth a greater place to dwell.”
The college is a “prime instance” of individuals to folks connections between India and the US, he mentioned.
Chaudhary mentioned yoga makes the human immune system very sturdy and is a bridge between the thoughts and physique, which is essential in right now’s occasions.
He mentioned the college will assist hundreds of yoga lecturers within the US whose yoga schooling was restricted to 200 or 500 hours of certificates programmes to progress additional into university-based larger schooling.
He highlighted that Modi was instrumental in getting the UN to declare June 21 as International Day of Yoga, saying this additional popularised yoga internationally.
In congratulatory messages, Indian religious chief Sri Sri Ravi Shankar mentioned in these making an attempt occasions, the follow of yoga has saved life going and for the very first time, a college espousing yogic science is being launched within the US.
“Through the scientific appraisal of yoga, I’m positive thousands and thousands extra will get good thing about it,” he mentioned terming the launch of the world’s first yoga college outdoors India as a “milestone on the planet of yoga.”
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev mentioned that the launch of the yoga college is a “matter of delight” and expressed confidence that VaYU will improve India’s delight for years to return within the subject of yoga analysis.
Former Director General of Border Security Force Okay Okay Sharma mentioned that yoga is the most effective system of train and recalled how he had launched it rather than PT train and observed a “perceptible enchancment” within the general bodily and psychological well being of the power.
Founded on the rules of Swami Vivekananda’s prescription for common welfare, VaYU will provide on-line graduate programmes based mostly on scientific rules and fashionable analysis approaches to yoga.
VaYU college has been recruited from SVYASA, the primary Yoga college in India.
It will facilitate collaborative analysis, credit score transfers and joint programmes with a number of premier universities internationally.
The college will provide on-line grasp’s program in Yoga. The purposes for fall 2020 semester are open with the primary day of lessons beginning on August 24 in a digital mode.
The launch comes inside three months of receiving official recognition from the Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education, California to supply yoga-based larger schooling programmes in November 2019.