The AYUSH Ministry has established an interdisciplinary expert group to explore the potential of yoga as a tool to increase people’s productivity.
AYUSH Ministry Sets Up A Team To Explore The Potential Of Yoga
27 March 2021 Current Affairs:The AYUSH Ministry has established an interdisciplinary expert group to explore the potential of yoga as a tool to increase people’s productivity.
♦ The high-level interdisciplinary committee established by the AYUSH Ministry of the Government of India will discuss the aspects of yoga that increase productivity.
♦ The committee was established through a video conference on March 24, 2021.
♦ The committee is chaired by Dr. H. R Nagendra, President of SVYASA. Its members include representatives of AIIMS New Delhi, IIT Mumbai, IIM Bangalore, several leading yoga institutions, corporate departments and AYUSH ministry.
♦ Although the benefits of yoga have been widely accepted by its practitioners, its productivity aspect, that is, its role in providing employees with better performance in the workplace, has largely been untapped.
♦ As employers are struggling to cope with this situation and strive to improve the health of the workplace, this aspect has become particularly important given the increasing physical and psychological stress on employees due to the current pandemic.
♦ High-level interdisciplinary committee committee is expected to submit its preliminary recommendations by May 2021.