Art of Living classes for juveniles

Posted on: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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In a bid help the juveniles develop control of their emotions and behavior and also overcome negative emotions such as aggression and anxiety, Delhi government has initiated Art of living classes in Juvenile homes for boys.

Recently, Art of living classes comprising of simple breathing techniques like 'sudarshan kriya' had been organized for 140 juveniles residing in observation home for boys in Sewa Kutir Complex in Kingsway Camp, informed Saumya Gupta, Director of Women and Child Development department.

"The meditation classes are specifically designed to enhance friendliness, forgiveness and respect among teenagers, introduce them to spirituality, nurture human values, inculcate self-discipline, and develop well rounded personality," Gupta said.

The classes would be held on regular basis. Follow up sessions would be conducted every 15 days and basic training would be provided to new entrants.

She further said that vocational training classes have been started in collaboration with NGO 'Empower Pragati' which is a partner of National Skills Development Corporation at the observation Home.

At present, 20 resident boys are attending a short term course of one month's duration in area of retail and hospitality.

Apart from that, three-months training course in basic computer concepts has been initiated in partnership with NIELIT (National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology) -- a Government of India enterprise for women from disadvantaged sections of the society at five locations in Delhi.

"Classes have already started at four locations ie. Shakurpur, Jahangirpuri, Mangolpuri and Dilshad Garden. NIELIT would also facilitate employment for deserving candidates as data entry operators after successful completion of the course," she added.

Source: Business Standard

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