Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar once said
“If all children above eight years of age can meditate this world will be a lot better place.” According to the Indian Journal of Medical Research (IJMR) about 20-25 percent of young people suffer from mental and substance use disorders (MSUDs) worldwide. A lapse of concentration is prevalent in the younger generation.
Putting emphasis on mental health Under the auspices of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Ministry of Culture has collaborated with Art of Living to engage youth in mental health education and to provide them with meditation practices for improved health and wellness. ‘Har Ghar Dhyan’ is one such project launched by Gurudev, along with the Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka Sri Basavaraj S Bommai. This is a Mental Health Project where the Art of Living teachers will be engaged as Meditation Coaches.
Billabong had the chance to receive meditation instruction from Ms. Lavanya Subramanian, a faculty member of The Art of Living and the state coordinator for youth and children’s initiatives in Tamil Nadu. Our beloved principal attended the training session, and the students’ engaged participation made for a memorable day. The day’s goal was to teach students how to meditate so that they can benefit from its calming, balancing, and promoting effects on their emotional and physical health.
– Mr. Chaitanya ( English Educator, BHIS)