College of Mysore will assemble yoga corridor on campus

MYSURU: Taking lead on yoga education front, the (UoM) will construct a on its campus.
This is first of its kind initiative in Mysuru to impart knowledge of yoga to students.

Though Mysuru is famous for yoga, there is no big facility to learn the art, said sources. Hence the physical education department of the UoM has proposed to have a hall which will exclusively be used for yoga education.

The proposed yoga hall will be constructed on the physical education department premises near gymnasium. The UoM has allotted a plot of 100X80ft and allocated Rs 1.2 crore for the hall’s construction.

In-charge director of the department, P , told TOI, “Tender for the yoga hall has been proposed. Mysuru being a yoga hub, the varsity required a specific facility to promote yoga. The proposal was sent five years ago and now we have received the green signal. The yoga hall will cater to both students and general public. People, especially the younger generation, are keen on learning yoga,” he said.

Krishnaiah further said, lately, yoga has been picking up in the city. “It was a matter of pride when more than 50,000 people participated in Yoga Day-2017. We hadn’t assumed that such a crowd will gather to celebrate the day. With the funding of Rs 1.2 crore, the yoga hall will have faculty assigned to teach yoga. Classes might be held during mornings and evenings. Students can learn yoga for free,” he added.

The University Yoga team had won gold medal in the All India Inter-University Yoga Championship 2017-2018, and silver medal in the year 2016-17.

In-charge vice chancellor of the varsity, C Basavaraju said the tender process for the hall will be completed by the end of March and construction will commence from April. By the end of the year, the hall will be ready for use. While, Mysuru city has managed to earn the title of Yoga City by creating a Guinness World Record, the initiative of yoga hall will be a feather in the cap, he added.

S Y Chandan, a student of Journalism, told TOI, “The varsity’s initiative of constructing yoga hall will help us cultivate fitness and health. In addition to curriculum, I can also learn yoga on the campus.”

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