Under Skill India Mission, B&WSSC educates 1.30 lakh students as yoga teachers

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The Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council (B&WSSC) held an event to honour the 8th International Day of Yoga to promote yoga for comprehensive well-being. The event’s theme was “Say Yes to Yog and No to Rog,” followed by a first-of-its-kind “Convocation Ceremony” for students graduating from B&WSSC’s short-term training courses under the Skill India Mission.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yoga had become one of the world’s most significant public movements, and its serenity benefits the whole community. MSDE has been working closely with B&WSSC to promote yoga career opportunities and encourage kids to pursue them.

“Yoga is India’s gift to the world,” remarked MSDE Secretary Rajesh Aggarwal. Yoga, rooted in ancient Vedic traditions, develops inner and exterior attractiveness. It’s heartwarming to watch this convocation ceremony and diplomas convey pride to teachers, some of whom are 60+, and reinforce that there’s no age for giving knowledge. As we recover from the COVID-19 epidemic, I expect a boom in demand for trained Yoga teachers and trainers. Aggarwal congratulated B&WSSC for being the first SSC to host a conference on the PM’s orders.

B&WSSC provides Yoga Instructor (B&W) NSQF 4, Yoga Trainer (B&W) NSQF 5, and Senior Yoga Trainer (B&W) NSQF 6. Art of Living, The Yoga Institute, and Patanjali have supported the sector skill council.

B&WSSC is one of the autonomous industry-led bodies set up by the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), the nodal agency of MSDE, to focus on developing and imparting skills in the Beauty and Wellness Industry through relevant content, curriculum, courses, information databases, and delivery systems.

Since its founding, the council has organised this industry by developing employment positions and boosting the employability of Indian labour abroad.

Over 1.30 lakh students have been trained as yoga instructors and trainers throughout the country in the last eight years, thanks to Skill India’s efforts. They were trained via RPL, STT, and Special Privileges. Yoga has penetrated every part of India, benefiting people physically and mentally. People throughout the nation are studying yoga via Skill India and considering it a job, said Dwivedi.

Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Odisha, Kerala, and West Bengal have the most yoga students, according to B&WSSC. The sector skill council offers yoga training for CBSE schools in grades 11 and 12.

Earlier, B&WSSC inked an MoU with Art of Living to teach Indian youngsters Yoga. Dr Blossom Kochhar, Chairperson-B&WSSC, congratulated graduates and wished them well.

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