In keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s strong advocacy for yoga, Air India has recently introduced sessions for its new flight crew and pilot trainees as part of their training program. The practice has been made a part of the program in order to instill a sense of discipline as well as help the flight crew and pilots cope with the pressures of working on the job. Every crew member is expected to report for special yoga training sessions every morning at 6:30 am.
This is a direct result of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s desire to popularize yoga ever since he came into power last year. He has even appointed a minister to promote the yoga and has also instituted an International Day of Yoga, set on June 21 by the U.N General Assembly. On this day next year, Narendra Modi is himself expected to lead a public yoga session in New Delhi in front of senior officials and civil servants.