Here, India is still debating whether Yoga is BJP’s hindutva agenda or not, but there’s no denying that Yoga has become more popular than ever. Recently, Yoga campaign has been launched to introduce the ancient Indian practice in 100 universities in China to fight the growing problem of depression and stress among students.
The campaign named ‘100 days in 100 universities’ to fight depression was launched by Yogi Yoga, China’s popular yoga institute run by former Chinese fashion journalist and her Indian born husband and yoga teacher Mohan Singh Bandari r in association with Peking University.
‘Say no depression with Yoga’ was launched yesterday at the university campus in which large number of students took part.
It is a 100 day campaign in 100 universities to teach ‘Pranayama’, ‘Meditation’ and special yoga ‘Asanas’, founder and CEO of Yogi Yoga, Yin Yan told to media that her husband Mohan Singh Bandari kicked off the campaign with specially designed yoga postures to counter depression at ceremony at the University attended by its officials.
Yin Yan, a former editor of the Chinese language edition of the ELLE international fashion magazine, along with Mohan whom she married in Rishikesh established Yoga Yogi in 2003 converting the Indian spiritual and art form into a commercial success.
According to official reports: “Depression has become a major problem in China as it currently has over 90 million people suffering from it,”
The Chinese government, through the ministry of sports, identified Yoga to be practised in universities to help students overcome depression and stress associated with competitive education system.