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Two-day Yoga Camp at Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi – 10-11 February 2024

The Dept. of Sports Science & Yoga, RKMVERI (Deemed University) conducted 2-day Yoga camp at IIM Ranchi on 10th & 11th February 2024.


Yoga is an ancient body of wisdom which was discovered more than four thousand years ago in India. Yoga has its roots in various streams of Indian Philosophy and was perfectly delineated, formulated, and preached in India.  Swami Vivekananda said “Man wants truth, wants to experience truth for himself”. According to him “Yoga is the science which teaches us how to get the experiences (of the truth)” and “(Yoga is) a practical and scientifically worked out method of reaching this truth”. Thus Swamiji has declared Yoga to be both practical and scientific rather than something incomprehensible and mysterious. He said, “Anything that is secret and mysterious in these systems of Yoga should be at once rejected. Mystery-mongering weakens the human brain”. Yoga is a holistic system of practices which brings about harmonious development of the body, mind, intellect and the spiritual dimensions of human personality. Integral personality development was one of the important visions of Swami Vivekananda, as it is evident from his words: “What we want is to see the man who is harmoniously developed …great in heart, great in mind and great in deed”.

About the Department

Following the vision and directives of Swami Vivekananda, the Department of Sports Science and Yoga at the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational & Research Institute, Belur Math (Deemed University) has been actively engaged in teaching, research and promotion of Yoga since its inception in 2015. Academic programs run by the Department are (i) P.G Diploma in Yoga (ii) PhD program in Sports Science (iii) PhD program in Yoga (iv) 2 years M.Sc in Yoga. The Department is housed in a newly built state-of-the-art Atmavikas building with state-of-the-art laboratories which support the scientific study of the psycho-physiological effects of Yoga. In recognition of the excellence, UNESCO has instituted the prestigious UNESCO Chair in “Inclusive Adapted Physical Education and Yoga” at the Department of Sports Science and Yoga.

Objective of Yoga Camp

The Department of Sports Science and Yoga conducts Yoga camps in various educational institutes in India in order to build awareness among the Indian youth and provide them with authentic information on Yoga and various Yogic practices. The objectives of the camp are the following:

  • To explain the true meaning and purport of Yoga and introduce the various traditions of Yoga that has been upheld in India
  • To give hands-on experience of various Yogic practices (asana, pranayama, bandha, mudra and meditation)
  • To educate on scientific evidence of psycho-physiological effects of Yoga

Programme Schedule

Day 1 : 10 Feb 2024, Saturday
Time Event / Title of talk Speaker / Instructor
9.30am–9.45am Welcome address Prof Deepak Srivastava
Hon’ble Director, IIM Ranchi
9.45am-10.00am Address of Benediction Swami Atmapriyananda
Hon’ble Pro-Chancellor, RKMVERI
10.00am-10.30am Keynote address: Swami Vivekananda’s Four Yogas
(Venue: Vivekananda Auditorium)
Swami Bhaveshananda
Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Aashrama, Morabadi
10.30am-10.45am Tea break
11.00am-12.30 pm Common Yoga Protocol & Yogasanas for digestive issues RKMVERI Student team & Rama Arya
12.30pm -2.30pm Lunch break
2.30pm-3.30pm Yoga and your brain health Prof Arkadeb Dutta
3.30pm-5.00pm Yogaasanas for enhancing cognitive ability Prof Arkadeb Dutta & RKMVERI Student team
5.00pm-6.00pm Tiffin Break
6.00 pm-7.30pm Vivekananda’s Pranayama Protocol practice and Q&A session Swami Vidyapradananda
Day 2 : 11 Feb 2024, Sunday
Time Event / Title of talk Speaker / Instructor
7.00 am-8.00am Common Yoga Protocol RKMVERI Student Team
8.00am-9.30am Breakfast & interaction with participants
9.30am-10.30am What happens to your brain and heart when you do dynamic Suryanamaskar Prof Arnab Das
10.30am-11.15am Suryanamaskar practice

Prof Arnab Das &
RKMVERI Student team

11.15am-11.30am Tea Break
11.30am-12.30pm Driving away diseases with Suryanamaskar Prof Arnab Das
12.30pm-2.30pm Lunch break
2.30pm-3.30pm Developing concentration: Patanjali’s recipe Swami Vidyapradananda
3.30pm-5.00pm Meditation and Q&A session Swami Vidyapradananda
5.00pm-6.00pm Tiffin Break
6.00pm-6.30pm Valedictory session, artistic yoga and certificate distribution Hon’ble Director, IIM Ranchi


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Photos of the camp


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