National Awareness Programme on Yoga & Diabetes – 2016
Yoga is a system of holistic living, having the roots in Indian tradition and culture. Evolved thousands of years back by the Rishis, Yoga techniques are being widely used for meeting the changing health care needs of mankind. Yoga has attracted global attention in recent years.
The awareness about Yogic practices is increasing among people from different walks of life, not only for preservation and promotion of health, but also for the management of various diseases. Many Yoga experts and Medical Professionals have been advocating Yogic lifestyle intervention for the prevention and management of stress induced and other psychosomatic disorders.
In modern age Diabetes mellitus and its related complications have become the biggest health hazard and a menace all over the world. A sizable amount of resources is drained for management of the Diabetes mellitus. The major causes of the diseases are the modern lifestyle, the food habits and the stress, besides other reasons. Researches in the field of Yoga have proved that the disease can be very well managed by adopting a regular yoga regime and healthy lifestyle and good food habits.
Diabetes is spreading at a very fast pace in India, particularly in urban population. It is no more restricted to the older population as more and more younger generation also becoming prone to this disease.
Keeping in view the time-tested benefits of Yoga and being highly economical, it is felt that the Yoga facility should be made available to more and more people adhering to the classical knowledge, so that people trained in Yoga can derive maximum benefits. Also as popularity of Yoga is growing, the demand for Yoga training is increasing at all level.
Hon’ble Prime Minister, while addressing the 2nd International day of Yoga celebration at Chandigarh, said the following:
Let’s focus on one thing in the coming days, how to mitigate diabetes through yoga. Diabetes can surely be controlled through yoga.
Taking cue from the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s address, Ministry of AYUSH has initiated several programmes for creating awareness about the role of Yoga in the prevention and management of Diabetes mellitus. It has been now decided to launch a nation-wide awareness programme for creating awareness about the potential of Yoga regime in managing Diabetes from 2nd October, 2016.
Accordingly, Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN) proposes to organise one day Yoga Awareness Programme on 2nd October, 2016 at five locations in each of the districts of the country by involving the Govt. Departments/ Autonomous Bodies/ Universities/ NGOs/ Voluntary Organizations by extending financial assistance for undertaking activities as mentioned below.
Aim & Objectives
The aim of this programme is to create mass awareness among the people about the role of Yoga in the prevention and management of Diabetes.
The specific objectives are:
a. To create country-wide awareness about the effectiveness of Yoga in the prevention and management of Diabetes mellitus.
b. To promote adoption of Yoga for physical, mental, emotional health benefits.
c. To celebrate Gandhi Jayanti in a befitting manner.
Activities to be undertaken during the Camp and Mode of Implementation:
a) The camp will be organised at five locations in each district. The distance between any two locations should not be less than 5 kms and may be organised right from district level to down to the village level.
b) The camp will be organised for full day from 8 am to 4 pm on 2nd October, 2016.
c) Efforts may be made to involve maximum number of people. However, the number of participants at each location should not be less than 100.
d) Lectures and talks on creating awareness about the benefits of Yoga for healthy living, particularly for management of diabetes shall be organised.
e) Due publicity may be given through audio-visual aids before the programme and by organising exhibition on the day of the programme.
f) Live Yoga Demonstration shall be organised for the participants.