Yoga training programme for NCC cadets

Berhampur: A 15-day yoga training programme for NCC cadets of various colleges and schools is underway in Ganjam district of Odisha.

The cadets attending the programme that began yesterday will participate in a ‘yoga marathon’ to be held on June 21, the International Day of Yoga.

The 75 NCC associate officers, who have been specially trained, are teaching the cadets different yoga poses, recommended by the Union ministry of Ayush, said Bhupal Kumar, Commandant, First Odisha Compost Technical Company.

“It will be a 33-minute basic yoga programme, comprising four standing, two sitting and six exercises by lying down, besides Pranayam (breathing techniques),” he said.

The ‘yoga marathon’ is an attempt to create a world record for yoga done on a mass scale across the country, an NCC officer said.

Prime minister Narendra Modi had floated the idea at the NCC camp on the Republic Day in New Delhi, the officer added.