Uttaranchal University organized a “One Day Workshop on Yoga Practice” on the occasion of ‘International Yoga Day” on 21st June 2022 to spread awareness among the masses about the importance of Yoga and its effects upon human health. Yoga is a mind and body practice. It involves movement, meditation, and breathing techniques to enhance mental and physical well-being. The 8th edition of IDY on the theme of ‘Yoga for Humanity’ was announced by PM Narendra Modi on 30 May during the show ‘Mann Ki Baat’. The theme envisions bringing to light the physical, mental, and emotional state of human beings. . This theme has been decided to keep in mind the important role that yoga has been playing in dealing with COVID-19. The theme was selected with the aim to stimulate the yoga community for global development. The event was organized by the Sports Committee of Uttaranchal University in collaboration with the Cultural and Event Committee & NCC Sub Unit of Uttaranchal University under the ages of the Office of Dean Student Welfare, Uttaranchal University.
The Resource person to conduct this workshop was Dr. Anil Thapliyal, Chairman, Himalayan Yog Shodh Sansthan, Dehradun along with Ms. Meena Mamgain, Yog Acharya. The workshop started with a basic introduction of Yoga, Pranayama and Dhyana and their implementation in day-to-day lives, practical demonstration of various asanas, Kapalbhati and Bhastrika Pranayama. Then, this workshop was followed by a guided meditation.
A total of 150 participants from different departments joined the session. They enjoyed the session fully and greatly benefitted. As feedback, the participants appreciated the event. The workshop was graced by the presence of Shri Jitender Joshi, Chancellor Uttaranchal University, Prof (Dr) Dharam Buddhi, Vice-Chancellor, Uttaranchal University, Prof. (Dr.) Shravan Kumar, Dean Student Welfare, Deans of various colleges, Dr. Kartikey Deputy DSW, HoDs and faculty members of other colleges.
Prof. (Dr.) Mahipal Singh, Dean, School of Agriculture proposed the vote of thanks to all the participants. He thanked the participants for making the event successful. The event was coordinated by Mr Jaiwardhan Singh, PTI, Uttaranchal University.