Baripada: Department of Yoga and Naturopathy of North Orissa University, Baripada, recently organized a three-day workshop on research methodology and communication skills for Post Graduate students of naturopathy and yogic sciences. The workshop was organized to train students in undertaking research and dissertation work in yoga and naturopathy and above all develop students as efficient yoga researchers and trainers.
The university invited Prof Kamala Kanta Dash, a social science researcher, yoga educator and media commentator of Odisha. Mr. Dash, who is a certified yoga educator, naturopathy enthusiast and a social science researcher, covered research methods in social science, yoga and naturopathy. He highlighted how students can undertake research projects in their local milieu in Baripada and Mayurbhanj.
He used several national and local case studies to demonstrate the utility of modern research methodology and highlighted how ancient Indian research methodologies can complement the modern methods. Encouraging students to revisit yoga classic texts and use original Sanskrit shloka in their interpretation and analysis of research results, Mr. Dash shared the global craze in in holistic health and well-being has created a billion dollar industry in yogic science, naturopathy and Ayurveda.
Yoga Instructor Ms. Susmita Si, welcomed the guest with bouquet and Department In-charge Asst. Professor Mr. Jitendra Parida, introduced the guest and explained the objective and utility of the workshop. At the end of the three day workshop student shared their experience. First-year students Deepak Kumar Naik and Bibekananda Muduli volunteered to coordinate the workshop. Final year student Mr. Govind Chandra Das offered the vote of thanks.