Madhya Pradesh government will hold mass 'Surya-Namaskar' on January 12 in all schools, colleges and academic institutions across the state to mark the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
"Surya-Namaskar will be held in all schools, colleges, academic institutions, gram panchayats and residential schools of the state from 9am to 10.30am on January 12," a public relations department officer said on Tuesday.
The programme is being organised to mark the birth anniversary of spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda, which is also observed as 'Yuva Diwas' (Youth Day).
"On the occasion, inspirational academic and cultural programmes focusing on the life of Swami Vivekananda will be organised. Participants have been asked to gather at 9am. A committee under the chairmanship of district collector has been constituted to conduct this programme in their respective districts," he added.
He informed that a message of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will be broadcast at 9.30am, followed by 'Surya Namaskar' and 'Pranayam' at 9.45am.
Students from class VI to XII and college students would perform these 'asans', while pupils from class I to V will only witness it, he added. He said the arrangement of direct broadcast of this programme through radio has been made.