New Delhi, 06-10-2023: The Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), Ministry of AYUSH, in collaboration with the Inter-University Center for Yogic Sciences, has started a week-long national workshop on Patanjala Yoga Sutra. Running from 3rd October – 8th October, the week-long workshop is focused on the first chapter of Patanajali Yogasutra i.e., Samadhi Pada with the authentic commentary of Vyasa (Vyasa Bhasya).
Shri Vikram Singh, Director, MDNIY, warmly welcomed the distinguished guests & experts, and briefed the gathering on the role of government in propagating the practice of Yoga. He also shed light on MDNIY’s endeavour in creating employment opportunities for the students. Prof. Avinash Chandra Pandey, Director, IUAC, New Delhi and Inter University Centre for Yogic Sciences, Bengaluru, highlighted the power of research in harnessing the potential of Yoga. Prof. Krishna Kanta Sharma, Former Professor, Department of Vaidic Darshan Faculty of Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vijnana, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, enlightened the gathering with his presence, and brought attention to understanding the basic goal of Yoga. The Prof. Om Nath Bimali, Director, Centre for Hindu Studies and Head, Department of Sanskrit, University of Delhi, New Delhi spoke about how Yoga can help attain solace, and strike a balance between mind and soul.
The second half of the event witnessed an interesting expert session by Prof. Krishna Kanta Sharma, Former Professor, Department of Vaidic Darshan Faculty of Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vijnana, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, who illuminated the students and explained various concepts including the correlation between Yoga and Shastra, Yoga as the union between the divine & inner-conscience, among other thought-provoking topics.
The workshop aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of Patanjali’s Yogasutra. It is a significant step towards preserving and propagating the ancient wisdom of Yoga in its purest form. During the upcoming days, distinguished scholars will be invited to deliver special lectures, thereby enhancing participants’ overall understanding of Yogasutra.