No ‘Suryanamaskar’ this Yoga Day, ‘Om’ not compulsory

‘Suryanamaskar asana’ will now not be part of this 12 months’s Yoga Day celebrations and chanting of ‘Om’ won’t be compulsory even though Yoga is incomplete with out it, Ayush Minister Shripad Naik stated on Wednesday about the June 21 occasion that is anticipated entail a collective fee of loads of crores of rupees.

“The Suryanamaskar asana…closing year also we had now not taken it. it’s far a complex workout. it’s far difficult to do in 45 mins and for those who are new to the exercising. consequently we’ve no longer kept this one,” Naik, whose ministry is the nodal business enterprise for setting up the annual celebrations, instructed the media.

there has been an issue over this asana, with Muslim corporations announcing their faith does now not allow the sort of practice.

The global Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21 considering the fact that final yr, with high Minister Narendra Modi taking a lead in this. Modi accomplished the Yoga at Rajpath right here final year and this time, he’s going to accomplish that in Chandigarh.

Naik additionally brushed off the talk related to chanting of ‘Om’ in the course of the occasion and it has not been made compulsory.

“there may be constantly some competition each time some suitable work is performed. there’s no opposition this 12 months to it. we’ve got no longer made it obligatory…. we’ve got made those individuals who are opposing understand this and it seems they have got understood,” he stated however brought “with out OM, yoga cannot be whole.”

Chanting of ‘Om’ has also been a count number of controversy, with Muslim bodies announcing participants in their faith can’t do so.

there has been a controversy currently too over the UGC’s directive asking universities and schools to observe Ayush ministry’s yoga protocol that starts offevolved with chanting of ‘Om’ and a few Sanskrit shlokas for the duration of Yoga Day celebrations on June 21.

The authorities, however, had insisted that final yr’s protocol has been maintained and no changes had been made. “there’s no compulsion to chant ‘Om’,” it had earlier said.

approximately whether a vacation may be declared on June 21, Naik stated, “It is not wished, no person has demanded that. last yr, also no such call for came….Yoga’s time is early morning. it’s going to go on around 8 am…there may be no need of a vacation.”

but, “if the call for comes, i will request the prime Minister to achieve this (claim vacation),” he said. The Yoga Day this 12 months falls on Tuesday at the same time as ultimate yr it was a Sunday.

Ayush ministry officials said that yoga has been brought in the physical pastime sessions in diverse colleges for class six to tenth however it has now not been made obligatory.

Naik said that a circular has additionally been issued by means of the HRD Minister to all the schools to encompass yoga and while many colleges have adopted it, for others, “work is in progress”.

“HRD minister has sent circular to schools. work is in development. All schools have started adopting,” Naik said.

requested approximately the price range for the celebrations, ministry secretary Ajit Sharan stated each ministry is spending its very own money and Ayush Ministry is not helping all of us in phrases of price range for celebrating this.

“even though if all is taken collectively, it is able to be masses of crores. but from the AYUSH Ministry side, the sum is around Rs 15 crore,” he said.