While the University Grants Commission (UGC) have recommended a slew of activities that could be undertaken on ‘International Yoga Day’ on June 21 by universities, the Raj Bhavan in Mumbai too had earlier written to the state government to look into a proposed plan by a yoga institute for universities and colleges, and submit action taken on it.
According to the yoga institute’s letter to the Governor, it is a part of the panel for yoga day celebrations.
In the letter, joint director of Ishwardas Chunilal Yogic Health Centre (ICYHC), Kaivalyadhama, Subodh Tiwari, wrote: “Attached is a PowerPoint presentation on the proposed plan for celebration of Yoga Day on June 21 in Maharashtra. Kaivalyadhama is part of the discussion and committees in the Government of India and also in different states where the plans are already ready. In view of this, I request you as a Chancellor, to initiate steps in the universities across the state. Cooperation of Kaivalyadhama is available in whichever way you deem fit to ensure that the state celebrates International Yoga Day in a symbiotic manner”.
Following the letter from Raj Bhavan, the higher and technical education department wrote to vice chancellors of universities in the state, asking them to issue necessary instructions based on letters from Raj Bhavan and Tiwari to celebrate yoga day.
Accordingly, the Department of Students’ Welfare of Mumbai University have also written to its affiliated colleges, asking them to look at both letters and take necessary action at their level. Mumbai University’s circular also asks colleges to submit report of action taken by them.