The purpose of the programme was to raise awareness about the benefits of practising yoga on a regular basis. In this event, around 600 people including students, teachers and employees performed Yoga. Under the standard yoga practice protocol, subtle asanas, pranayama and meditation were performed. All the Yogasanas were practised with zeal and passion by a large number of students, teachers and employees. The event began with prayer and ended with the Sankalp Mantra.
The programme’s chief guest, BJP MP Satyadev Pachauri, stated that the worldwide celebration of Yoga Day is India’s gift. This is our sages’ way, which the entire globe has embraced. University’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Vinay Kumar Pathak, said that it is our collective social responsibility as an individual to embrace Yoga sensibly.
He said that students should do Yoga regularly and make it a habit. “We are also going to make sports and Yoga compulsory for every student. On the 24th of June, the institution will host another International Yoga Day programme, with Swami Bharat Bhushan, the first Padma Shri laureate of Yoga, as the keynote speaker. Prizes and diplomas will be awarded to the winners of all previous yoga competitions at this event”, he added.
Special Guest Ayurvedacharya Dr Vandana Pathak said that youth should practice Surya Namaskar and Pranayama daily because it takes less time and helps in the proper functioning of the body. Among the youth, this is the most successful kind of energy communication.