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June 9, 2009

Art of Living to teach Indian students in Oz to live smart!!

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In a bid to ease mental stress of the Indian student victims of racial attacks in Australia, several groups, including ‘Art of Living’ and ‘Marshal Art Institute’, are offering free sessions to them to calm their disturbed mind and train them in self-defence skills.

According to Amit Menghani of the Federation of Indian Student Association here, the federation has received offers to help such victims free of cost from the two institutions.
“We are currently working out on how to set up the sessions of ‘Art of Living’ and marshal art,” he said, adding the Art of Living classes will be free for the victims and it would kick off on Wednesday at RMIT university campus here.
“We are also working with the institutes if we can offer the sessions to all the Indian students in near future keeping in mind the stress they are under,” he said.
“The course of Art of Living is expected to calm the disturbed mind of these students,” Mr. Menghani said.
Meanwhile, Marshal Art Institute has offered to organise self-defence classes for the students.
He said there was an strange mental pressure that was building up in the aftermath of the violent attacks on Indian students here. Australia is currently facing pressure from New Delhi to curb the growing attacks that have taken place on Indian students.
The attacks that FISA claims largely go unreported have now started catching media attention after a student, Sravan Kumar Theerthala, was attacked here with a screwdriver and has been battling for life since then.
Following that incident, spate of attacks have been reported and eleventh incident came into light on Sunday as a student’s car was torched by some miscreants here.
“The YES!” is a programme run by the ‘Art of living’ where participants would undergo the process of learning skill sets that will equip them to apply the techniques of living “smart”.
The programme includes sessions for self awareness building skills, communication skills, decision making, problem solving, critical thinking and sessions on coping with stress and emotions.
In an offer to FISA, marshal art instructor Michael Gubieski, who runs TAAL foundation institute, said: “it would be a prudent and sensible idea for Indian students in Australia to learn some basic self-defence skills.”
“As a self-defence instructor, I would like to offer my services to you and your constituents, free of charge. I am sure you will agree that basic self-defence skills have become an unfortunate necessity in our increasingly violent society.
“I teach reality-based self-defence, from the basics of stance and punches, to more advanced techniques such as defending against knives. I am willing to conduct a free, one-hour class for a group of Indian students,” he said.

According to Amit Menghani of the Federation of Indian Student Association here, the federation has received offers to help such victims free of cost from the two institutions.

“We are currently working out on how to set up the sessions of ‘Art of Living’ and marshal art,” he said, adding the Art of Living classes will be free for the victims and it would kick off on Wednesday at RMIT university campus here.”We are also working with the institutes if we can offer the sessions to all the Indian students in near future keeping in mind the stress they are under,” he said.”The course of Art of Living is expected to calm the disturbed mind of these students,” Mr. Menghani said.

Meanwhile, Marshal Art Institute has offered to organise self-defence classes for the students.He said there was an strange mental pressure that was building up in the aftermath of the violent attacks on Indian students here. Australia is currently facing pressure from New Delhi to curb the growing attacks that have taken place on Indian students.

The attacks that FISA claims largely go unreported have now started catching media attention after a student, Sravan Kumar Theerthala, was attacked here with a screwdriver and has been battling for life since then.Following that incident, spate of attacks have been reported and eleventh incident came into light on Sunday as a student’s car was torched by some miscreants here.

“The YES!+” is a programme run by the ‘Art of living’ where participants would undergo the process of learning skill sets that will equip them to apply the techniques of living “smart”.The programme includes sessions for self awareness building skills, communication skills, decision making, problem solving, critical thinking and sessions on coping with stress and emotions.

In an offer to FISA, marshal art instructor Michael Gubieski, who runs TAAL foundation institute, said: “it would be a prudent and sensible idea for Indian students in Australia to learn some basic self-defence skills.””As a self-defence instructor, I would like to offer my services to you and your constituents, free of charge. I am sure you will agree that basic self-defence skills have become an unfortunate necessity in our increasingly violent society.

“I teach reality-based self-defence, from the basics of stance and punches, to more advanced techniques such as defending against knives. I am willing to conduct a free, one-hour class for a group of Indian students,” he said.

Source : The Hindu

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