January 2010: Education Provision Launched in West Midlands

Education Provision Launched in West Midlands

To encourage Adult Education, the West Midlands Branch of the Sant Nirankari Mission, in conjunction with Sandwell Local Authority has launched a new free course in January 2010. The enrolment took place within the first week of the year and demand by applicants far outweighed the seats available for the course.

The course in itself is a Certificate in developing Health and Fitness and is being taught by Acharya Dr Praveen Kumar and will lead to attaining a GCSE certificate which is recognised by the Government. The approach of Dr Kumar has been to provide Holistic teaching methods to healthcare and after the initial introductions to the course, he has followed the curriculum to consider balanced dietary needs and types and categories of food. There has been great media interest about the food that we eat due to the increasing obesity issues in the UK. Dr Kumar has also expressed the view that, “You are what you eat” and suggesting that great consideration should be given to the food we consume as it does have an impact on one’s spirituality be it Saatvic, Rajassic or Thamassic food.

All those who have joined the course are finding it very informative and enriching. The Mission once again takes strides to promote education and lead people to physical wellbeing as well as meeting their spiritual needs.

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