Students, teachers in govt schools to get Vipassana lessons

Teachers and students in government schools in the city will soon have the option of taking Vipassana meditation lessons and the Delhi government will bear the expenses involved in the training.

New Delhi: Teachers and students in government schools in the city will soon have the option of taking Vipassana meditation lessons and the Delhi government will bear the expenses involved in the training.

Deputy Chief Minister and in-charge Minister of Education Department Manish Sisodia in a tweet today 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 the official expenditure," he said on the micro-blogging site.

He said the Delhi government recently issued orders for training and learning of Vipassana meditation technique to the teachers and students of state government schools. The order, however, is not mandatory and only those interested can volunteer for the programme.

"Vipassana will be helpful in personality development and stress management," he added.

Incidentally, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is an ardent practitioner of Vipassana and had once expressed his desire to devote himself to it after retiring from politics.

Vipassana is an ancient meditation technique of India which was also practiced and preached by Lord Gautam Buddha. It is believed to provide peace of mind and happiness to its practitioner.