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Mitra Upakram (Anapana Meditation in Schools)

Vipassana Research Institute (VRI) in partnership with the Government of Maharashtra has initiated the Mitra Upakram in order to teach Anapana Meditation to almost 2.5 Crore school children all over Maharashtra.


The Government of Maharashtra has released some GR circulars in relation to the Mitra Upakram. These GRs are listed below.

Date Language Subject Download Link
05 October 2011 Marathi & English Introducing Vipassana Meditation in Schools Click Here
27 January 2012 Marathi Introducing Vipassana Meditation in Schools - Extended Circular introducing Mitra Upakram Click Here
12 July 2012 Marathi Implementation Circular for Mitra Upakram Click Here
12 July 2012 English Implementation Circular for Mitra Upakram (Translation) Click Here

 


The Mitra Upakram has received a lot of press coverage since its initiation in October 2011. Some of the articles published about it are reproduced below

The Statesman, New Delhi
17 February 2016
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DNA, Mumbai
14 May 2015
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Indian Express, Pune
29 January 2014
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Lokmat, Ratnagiri
17 October 2013
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Lokmat, Pune
7 October 2013
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Mid Day, Mumbai
23 April 2013
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Loksatta
24 December 2012
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Bahujan Maharashtra
20 July 2012
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Indian Express, Mumbai
19 March 2012
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Lokmat, Aurangabad
30 October 2011
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Navbharat Times, Mumbai
30 October 2011
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Maharashtra Times, Mumbai
12 October 2011
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Mid Day, Mumbai
11 October 2011
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Loksatta, Mumbai
11 October 2011
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Maharashtra Times, Mumbai
13 September 2011
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