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National level Seminar (As a part of celebration of Countdown to IDY 2024) on Scientific Principles of Yogic Practices – 9 June 2024

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Seminar-Workshop: National level Seminar on Scientific Principles of Yogic Practices – 9 June 2024
Type: Seminar-Workshop – Seminar
Event Date: 09 June 2024
Venue: RKMVERI, Belur Main Campus
Campus: Belur Campus
Department: Sports Science and Yoga

Preamble: 

The Ministry of Ayush, Government of India is conducting a wide spread movement as a nationwide celebration of the 100 days countdown to the International Day of Yoga 2024, observed on 21st June each year. Morarji Desai National  Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) is designated to coordinate the event, and has sanctioned Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute to conduct a one-day Yoga program to mark this countdown at its premises.

The Department of Sports Science and Yoga, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute celebrated the 62nd day of the 100 day countdown on 20 April 2024 and as a sequel to that, a one-day national level seminar on “Scientific Principles of Yogic Practices” (SPYP 2024) will be held on 9 June 2024, in accordance to schedule below

Programme Schedule

Sl. Time Event Description
1 9:30am – 10:00am Registration
2 10:00am – 10:15am Welcome address by Swami Vidyapradananda, Felicitation of speakers by RKMVERI students
10:15am – 10:45am 10:45am-11.00am (Q&A) Keynote address 1: Yoga Education and Employment in India: Past, present and future
Dr. Ishwara Basavaraddi,
Former Director of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), founder Head, Institution of Yoga Certification Board (YCB), Ministry of Ayush
3 11:00am – 11:30pm Keynote address 2: Physiological Mechanisms of Pranayama
by Prof Samiran Mondal,
Professor, Dept of Physical Education and Sport Science, Vinaya Bhavana
Head, Dept of Yogic Art and Science
Principal,Vinaya Bhavana Visva Bharati University, Shantiniketan
4 11:30am – 12:00pm Plenary talk on A Mechanistic Model of Yoga for Better Cardiometabolic Health by Dr Srideep Chatterjee, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Education, Jadavpur University
5 12:00pm – 1:30 pm Paper presentations at Saradananda Seminar Hall
6 1:30pm – 2:30pm Lunch break
2:30pm – 3:30pm Paper presentations cont’d at Saradananda Seminar Hall
7 3:30pm-4:30pm Poster Presentation competition @ PB Atrium
9 4.30pm-5.00pm Valedictory session at Saradananda Seminar Hall
10 5:00pm High Tea

Broad themes for paper & poster presentation

  • Theme 1: Scientific study on various Yogic practices and Yoga traditions
  • Theme 2: Neuro-biological benefits and Yoga
  • Theme 3: Psychological /Behavioral benefits in Yoga
  • Theme 4: Physiological benefits of Yoga
  • Theme 5: Recent advancements in Yoga and Mental Health

Research Paper Presentation – Guidelines

General Guidelines:

  • There will be two groups, in each group maximum 10 papers will be selected:
    • Group A: Undergraduate, PG Students and Research Scholars of Yoga- presentation venue: Saradananda Seminar Hall
    • Group B: Teachers ( College & University level only) – presentation venue: Atma Vikas room  205
  • Abstract submission: A one-page abstract of maximum 500 words has to be uploaded/submitted in PDF format (max size 1 MB) at the time of registration, abstract should be written in double space with title, details (name, designation, email, phone number) of all authors, including corresponding author. At the time of abstract submission please mention which theme the paper
  • Abstracts will be scrutinized and abstracts selected for paper presentation will be informed by 2 June 2024
  • There will be 2 prizes (1st & 2nd) in both groups.
  • Valid ID Proof to be shown at the end of the PowerPoint Presentation
  • Format : PPT, PDF or Google slides containing 10-15 slides
  • Time Allotted for each presentation 15 minutes  (10 -12 minutes presentation and 3- 5 minutes for Question & Answer)

Poster Presentation – Guidelines

Abstract of Poster

  • A one-page abstract of maximum 250 words has to be uploaded/submitted in PDF format (max size 1 MB) at the time of registration, abstract should be written in double space with title, details (name, designation, email, phone number) of all authors, including corresponding author. At the time of submission please mention which theme the paper
  • Abstracts will be scrutinized and abstracts selected for poster presentation will be informed before 2 June 2024

Poster Presentations guidelines

  • A1 size (59.5cm  x 84.1 cm or 23.4 inches x 33.1 inches)
  • Be sure to include the main title, names of author co authors, and the affiliation(s) and the email address of corresponding author.
  • Recommended Template (please use this file)
    • Main title: 48 (bold); Authors: 30 (bold); Affiliation(s): 30; Email address of corresponding author: 30; Subheadings: 38 (bold); Body of text: 32.
    • Smaller fonts may be used in citations and acknowledgement. You may please use graphs, tables, references, etc.
    • The designated poster presenter (author or coauthor) must be present at the assigned space during the designated time to discuss the work presented.
  • Tips for Poster Preparation
    • Posters should stimulate discussion, not give a long presentation. Therefore, keep text to a minimum, emphasize graphics, and make sure every item included in your poster is necessary.
    • Make sure ideas flow logically from one section to the next.
    • Use charts and graphs to illustrate data (avoid large tables of raw data).
    • Use high resolution photographs (web images often will not work).
    • The use of handwriting as a poster is unacceptable.
    • Keep consistent margins and line spacing.
    • Test readability.
  • There will be 3 prizes (1st , 2nd & 3rd) in poster presentation.

Important Information

  • Registration fees : Rs 100/-  (students), Rs 300/- (faculty)
  • Last date for abstract submission (for poster and paper): extended till 04 June 2024
  • Date of intimation of abstract acceptance: extended till 05 June 2024
  • Last date for registration: 07 June 2024
  • For queries contact

Click here to Register Online

Activity Coordinator(s)
Faculty/Staff Name Details
Swami Vidyapradananda (Primary Coordinator) Sports Science and Yoga – Belur Campus

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