Jagat Singh Bisht, CLYT, Indore, India: Chetana Laughter Club has been launched in the State Bank Foundation Institute (Chetana), Indore, India.
The Institute has been recently set up by the State Bank of India to groom it’s freshly appointed officers viz. Probationary Officers, Trainee Officers, Management Trainees, Management Executives etc.
Laughter Yoga is being used at the Institute on an ongoing basis as an Ice-Breaker at the beginning of the training programmes, Energizer during the session breaks and Wellness Routine in the evenings for the participants.
As new recruits continuously pour into the Institute, it is estimated that 5000 officials (approximately) will have a tryst with Laughter Yoga annually in the new club.
The inaugural session began with a brief introduction about Laughter Yoga followed by clapping, chanting, deep breathing, childlike playfulness and laughter exercises.
The four elements of Joy – singing, dancing, playing and laughing – were beautifully brought out through Bollywood songs “Mera joota hai Japani”, “Sajan re jhoot math bolo” and “Bambai se aaya mera dost”. The session ended with vibrant displays in “Follow The Leader” game.
Mr Mahesh Verma and Mr Ajai Iyer – Faculty at the Institute – thoroughly enjoyed the session with the Probationary Officers of 2010 Batch from all over India.
Mr Jagat Singh Bisht, Assistant General Manager (Faculty) and Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher urged the young participants to adopt “Very Good Very Good Yay” as the ‘mantra’ of their life.