PIB | 22 Jun, 2022
a bid to promote yoga for holistic well-being, the Beauty &
Wellness Sector Skill Council (B&WSSC), working under the aegis of
the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), organized
an event to celebrate the 8th International Day of Yoga.
addressing the event, K.K. Dwivedi, Joint Secretary, MSDE, said,
“As a result of Skill India’s sustained efforts to help youth leverage
various employment opportunities available in the field of yoga, over
1.30 lakh students have been trained as yoga instructors and trainers
across the country in the last eight years.
The theme of
the event was ‘Say Yes to Yog and No to Rog’ and it was followed by a
first-of-its-kind “Convocation Ceremony” for students passing out from short term training courses of B&WSSC under the Skill India Mission.
Minister Narendra Modi said that yoga has emerged as one of the
biggest mass movements across the globe in recent times and the peace
from yoga is not merely for individuals, but for our entire society.
Aligned with this vision, MSDE has been working closely with B&WSSC
to build awareness regarding various career prospects in the field of
yoga and encourage youth to embrace them for a promising future.
on the occasion, chief guest Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary, MSDE
said, “Yoga is India’s gift to the world. With roots in our ancient
Vedic traditions, yoga is a holistic way to develop your inner as well
as outer beauty. It is indeed heart-warming to see this convocation
ceremony and certificates bringing pride to the instructors, some of
whom are aged 60+ and reaffirming the fact that there is no age for
sharing knowledge. As we emerge from the detrimental impact of the
COVID-19 pandemic, I foresee an urgent need for skill set enhancement of
the potential workforce with a surge in demand for certified Yoga
instructors and trainers. I also congratulate B&WSSC for becoming
the first ever SSC in our ecosystem to hold a convocation as per
directives of the Prime Minister.”
offers three specific courses for yoga - Yoga Instructor (B&W) NSQF
4, Yoga Trainer (B&W) NSQF 5 and Senior Yoga Trainer (B&W) NSQF
6. Institutions like the Art of Living, The Yoga Institute and
Patanjali have been associated with the sector skill council and have
contributed to its success.
is one of the autonomous industry-led bodies set up by the National
Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) – the nodal agency of MSDE – to
focus on establishing an effective and efficient ecosystem for
developing and imparting skills in the Beauty and Wellness Industry,
through relevant content and curriculum, courses, information database,
and delivery systems. Since its inception, the council has taken several
steps toward organizing this sector by creating several job roles and
enhancing the employability of the Indian workforce globally.