The Madhya Pradesh(MP) government has directed all educational institutions in the state to hold Surya Namaskar and Pranayam sessions on January 12, to mark the
birth anniversary of spiritual leader Swami Vivekananda. However, it also made it clear that participation in the Surya Namaskar or sun salutations would not be
mandatory.'Surya Namaskar and Pranayam will be performed in all academic institutions from 9 am tomorrow,' a government press release said today.
A state-level Surya Namaskar program will be organised at the Lal Parade ground here in the presence of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his cabinet
colleagues Vijay Shah and Deepak Joshi.