Bhopal: Group Surya-Namaskar will be held in all the schools, colleges and academic institutions of the state on the occasion of Yuva diwas Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekanand. On the same day, inspirational academic and cultural programmes focusing life of Swami Vivekanand will be organised. Directives in this regard have been issued by the Commissioner Directorate of Public Instruction to District Collectors, District Education Officers, Assistant Commissioner Tribal Development and Principals DIET.

Group Surya-Namaskar will be held from 9 am to 10.30 am on Yuva Diwas, January 12 in academic institutions, colleges, gram panchayats and residential schools. All the participants will gather at 9 am. Information regarding preamble of programme will be given by the announcer. Group recital of National Song Vande Matram will take place at 9.20 am. A message of the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will be broadcasted at 9.30 am followed by beginning of Surya Namaskar and Pranayam at 9.45 am. At the end vote of thanks towards all the participants will be delivered at 10.30 am.

Directives to conduct Surya- Namaskar in all the academic institutions at one signal have been given. A committee in the chairmanship of Collector has been constituted to conduct Surya Namaskar at district level. Superintendent of Police, CEO district Panchayat, District Education Officer, Assistant Commissioner Tribal Development, District Health and Medical Officer, College Principal of District Head Quarter, Principal DIET, Public Relation Officer, District Project Coordinator, District Programme Officer-Women and Child Development, Project Officer Urban Development Authority and 5 members of non government organisation nominated by the collector have been included in the committee.

Directives to include students of 6th to class 12th and college students in Surya-Namaskar have been given. Students of class 1 to 5th will not participate in the Surya-Namaskar but they will be present there to see the programme. Arrangement of direct broadcast of Surya-Namskar programme from radio has been made. Also message of the Chief Minister will be broadcasted during the direct broadcast. Directives have been issued to make arrangement of radio at the programme site.

On the basis of one to twelve counts yoga posture will be performed for Surya-Namaskar. Prayer posture at first count, Hasta Uttanasan at two, Padhastasan at three, Ashva Sanchalnasan at four, Parvatasan at five, Ashtaang Namaskar at six, Bhujangasan at seven, Parvatasan at eight, Ashva Sanchalnasan at nine, Padhastasan at ten, Hasta Uttanasan at eleven and at the end on twelfth count Prayer posture will be performed. Instructions to pay special attention towards sanitation in grounds during group Surya-Namaskar have been issued.