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Occasion of Yoga Day marks celebration of convocation ceremony.

Skill Council (B&WSSC), under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE)

Over 1,30,000 people trained as Yoga Instructors and Trainers by B&WSSC under Skill India Mission

 Felicitation of ENGB&WSSC students in the 1 st ever “Convocation Ceremony” for short term training courses under Skill India Mission.

New Delhi, June 21, 2022: In a bid to promote Yoga for holistic well-being, Beauty &; Wellness Sector Skill Council (B&WSSC), under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) organized an event to celebrate the 8 th International Day of Yoga with the chosen theme of ‘Say Yes to Yog and No to Rog’ . The event followed the 1 st ever “Convocation Ceremony” for successful students passing out from short term training courses of B&;WSSC, under Skill India Mission. The event saw participation of students from different states including Delhi NCR, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida, Chandigarh, Punjab, Meruth, Ghaziabad etc.

Emphasizing the need for Yoga instructors and trainers in the country, Shri Rajesh Aggarwal,
Secretary-Minister of Skill Development &; Entrepreneurship, said, “Yoga is India’s gift to the world as it has roots in our ancient Vedic traditions. Our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has also stated that Yoga has emerged as one of the bigg est mass movements in the quest for good
health and well-being across the globe in the last few years. Aligned with his vision, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has been working closely with Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill
Council (B&;WSSC) to build awareness regarding various career prospects in the field of Yoga and encourage youth to embrace Yoga for a promising future. In a post COVID-19 era, I foresee an urgent need of skill set enhancement of the potential workforce with a surge in demand for certified Yoga
instructors and trainers. We are committed towards our vision to make Yoga truly global and empower youth across the country to explore lucrative career opportunities in the field of Yoga.”
Over 1,30,000 people trained as Yoga Instructors and Trainers by B&WSSC under

Skill India Mission

The event progressed with Lamp lighting ceremony followed by Yoga and Surya Namaskar performance and certificate distribution to the students.
a felicitation ceremony was organised for the students of short term training courses. Occasion saw students performing Surya Namaskar
and a yoga event was also joined in by Students from NGO….who performed Yoga.

Shri. K.K. Dwivedi, Joint Secretary- Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, said, “As a result of Skill India’s sustained efforts to help youth leverage various employment opportunities
available in the field of Yoga, over 1,30,000 candidates have been trained as Yoga instructors and
trainers across the country through different skilling initiatives, primarily Recognition of Prior Learning
(RPL), Short Term Training (STT) & Special Projects by Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council. With efforts of the MSDE, aligned with PM Modi’s vision to make Yoga a part of everyone’s life, Yoga has
reached even the hinterlands of India. People in even the remote corners of the country are learning
Yoga through Kaushal Vikas Kendras. Skill development is going on in full swing in the whole country
and Yoga has become a great career choice for the youth.”

B&WSSC offers three specific courses for yoga – Yoga Instructor (B&W) NSQF 4, Yoga Trainer
(B&W) NSQF 5 and Senior Yoga Trainer (B&W) NSQF 6. B&WSSC partners who have helped them
reach this remarkable milestone are, Art of Living, The Yoga Institute and Patanjali. The states with the
highest number of skilled Yoga candidates are Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh,

Haryana, Odisha, Kerala, West Bengal. B&;WSSC also has vocational education courses in Yoga for
CBSE schools starting from class XI and XII.
Addressing the students on the Convocation ceremony, the Chief Guest- Shri Rajesh Aggarwal said,
“It’s an honour & great pleasure that today we are felicitating our students on this important day,
which also earmarks the 1 st Convocation ceremony of short term training courses. This indeed is a
defining moment and a day of celebration- a day when you look back on the many challenges you have
overcome, and look forward to those that lie ahead, knowing that you have the skills & knowledge to
meet them. It is a day that you will always remember.”

On the occasion B&WSSC also signed a MoU with Art of Living in the august presence of esteemed dignitaries for skilling
of Indian youth in Yoga. Dr Blossom Kochhar, Chairperson-B&;WSSC who congratulated all the passing out
students on their achievement and wished them luck for their future.…..

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