Skype takes yoga, from village to world

This ZP school is the only school in Maharashtra to be part of Microsoft’s ‘Skype in Classroom’ initiative, where Microsoft has selected schools from 82 countries to have virtual interaction among teachers and students through Skype in order to make them understand the global cultural diversity

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A Zilla Parishad school from the interior parts of Maharashtra gave yoga lessons to school kids from Vietnam and Argentina. While the world is celebrating International Yoga Day through different ways; school kids from Kadamvasti Paritewadi Zilla Parishad (ZP) School, from Madha district of Solapur demonstrated yoga through Skype to school kids from these two countries.

The students demonstrated yoga asanas such as Chakrasan, Bhujangasan, Pashimottanasan, Vakrasan, Shirshasan, Dhanurasan, Matsyasan. Ranjeet Disale, a teacher from ZP school said, “Minh Dem School from Vietnam and Juan Alwarez School from Argentina had approached us to present live yoga demonstrations. In our school, yoga is also part of physical education and some of our students have become experts in it. The Vietnamese school will have one lecture on yoga every Sunday in their school from today.”

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This ZP school is the only school in Maharashtra to be part of Microsoft’s ‘Skype in Classroom’ initiative, where Microsoft has selected schools from 82 countries to have virtual interaction among teachers and students through Skype in order to make them understand the global cultural diversity.

“Technology has aided our children from this remote part of Maharashtra to reach out to these two countries and spread awareness on Yoga,” added Disale, who is winner of last year’s Microsoft Innovative Education Expert Award.