The President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu inaugurated a national conference on ‘Integration of Yoga in School Education System-Manifesting the thought’, organized by Kaivalyadhama as part of its centenary year celebrations at Lonavala, Maharashtra today (November 29, 2023).Speaking on the occasion, the President said that yoga is the invaluable gift of India to the world community. Since 2015, Yoga Day has been celebrated every year in most of the countries of the world. She highlighted that in its resolution, the United Nations General Assembly had observed that the practice of yoga provides a holistic approach to health and well-being and is beneficial for the health of the entire world community. She stated that in the National Education Policy 2020, Indian knowledge tradition has been given a significant place with the aim to help yoga benefits reach the children and our young generation.

The President said that yoga is the path to overall development of an individual. It is considered as an effective means of physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual progress. After extensive research and testing, our ancient sages established that the discipline of yoga is helpful in attaining liberation. She stated that in the 20th century, great personalities like Swami Kuvalayananda ji publicized the scientific approach and utility of the yoga system.

The President said that Swami Kuvalayanand ji used to give great importance to the spread of yoga education in schools. She expressed confidence that Kaivalya Vidya Niketan, a school run by Kaivalyadhama Sansthan, will provide examples and inspiration to other schools. She also expressed confidence that ‘Kaivalyadhama’ will continuously flow the effective confluence of yoga tradition and science and keep the world community, especially the youth, moving forward on the path of holistic development.