The world’s first yoga university outside India has been launched in Los Angeles, US. The Yoga University has been named after Swami Vivekananda. The University was launched as a part of the commemorations for the 6th International Yoga Day. The University offering programmes that combine scientific principles and modern research approach to the ancient Indian practice.
The chancellor of SVYASA- Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (Deemed University at Bengaluru for the study of yoga), Dr H R Nagendra will be the first Chairman of the Vivekananda Yoga University. The first day of classes for the fall 2020 semester of the University will commence on 24th August 2020. Online Master’s Program in Yoga (M.S Yoga) will also be offered by the University.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- United Nations celebrates International Day of Yoga globally on 21 June.
- The theme of International Day of Yoga 2020 is “Yoga for Health – Yoga at Home”.