GUWAHATI, March 20 - The three-day State Yoga Olympiad-2017 organised by the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Assam, in collaboration with the Directorate of Elementary Education, concluded at the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra here on Saturday. With the objective of popularising yoga among the student community, the Yoga Olympiad was organised at three levels – sub-division, district and State – from which 16 students have been selected for the national level.
The inaugural session of the Yoga Olympiad was presided over by Sewali Devi Sharma, Director, SCERT, Assam. In her speech, Sharma said the event would help create a positive spirit among the students of the State.
Dr Nirmali Hazarika, Deputy Director, SCERT, Assam, said the students of the State are a talented lot and the Olympiad would provide an opportunity for honing and recognising their talent.
President of the Patanjali Yoga Samiti of Assam, Bikash Goswami said that yoga would help students live a peaceful and harmonious life.
Commissioner and Secretary of State Elementary Education Preetam Saikia who was present at the inaugural session as the chief guest, said that the Olympiad would contribute a lot towards popularising yoga in the State.
A yoga competition was held among students from different districts of the State and 16 students were selected to participate in the National Yoga Olympiad in New Delhi in June this year.
In the valedictory session held in the afternoon on the last day, certificates of participation were given to all the participants. Yoga experts from Patanjali Yoga Samiti and Vivekananda Kendra extended their support in successful completion of the Yoga Olympiad.