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Over 96,000 people trained as Yoga Instructors and Trainers under Skill India Mission

The Ministry in a statement  said, they have been trained through different skilling initiatives under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, Recognition of Prior Learning, Short-Term Training and Special Projects.
 
The states with the highest number of skilled candidates are Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Kerala and West Bengal. On Saturday, the Ministry organized a webinar to celebrate the sixth International Yoga Day to promote Yoga for stress management and holistic physical and mental well-being.
 
Emphasizing on the need for yoga instructors and trainers in the country, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey said, Yoga is an invaluable gift to the world from India that has roots in our ancient Vedic traditions. He said, the Ministry has been working closely with the Beauty and Wellness Sector Skill Council to build awareness regarding various career prospects in the field of yoga and encourage youth to embrace it for a promising future.
 
The Council under National Skill Development Corporation, the implementing body of the Ministry has collaborated with many corporate and organizations to expand their outreach in skilling candidates under the Yoga job role.

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