Delhi Teachers to Get Vipasana Training to Reduce Stress

Published: 14th April 2015 12:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th April 2015 12:58 AM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Delhi government today decided to launch a unique initiative under which school teachers will be given 'Vipasana' training aimed at lowering their stress levels and helping them inculcate "values" among students.

The government said the training will be on a voluntary basis and initially 'Vipassana' and 'Anapana' meditation sessions will be introduced.

"To re-inculcate core human values and save children from vices like violence, rage, stealing, lying, intoxicants, sexual misconduct etc, it has been decided to train teachers and officers in time tested scientific and secular practices of Vipassana and Anapana," the government said.

Under the scheme, interested teachers will be given 10-days meditation training.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who holds the Education portfolio, said, "Preparations are afoot to train students of government school in Vipassana mediation."

"Teachers of these schools will be taught Vipassana and orders have been issued in this regard. They will be sent for training in Vipassana at official expenditure," he said.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is an ardent practitioner of Vipassana, an ancient meditation technique.

"Vipassana will be helpful in personality development and stress management," said Sisodia.

A senior official said boarding and lodging at the Vipasana centres will be free of cost.

"It has been decided that teachers and officers who volunteer to go for this training will be considered on duty and TA/DA will be provided on submission of certificate issued  by Vipassana centres on successful completion of training," a government release said.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp