Chandigarh 21st June:- 4th International Yoga Day was celebrated at Sports Complex, PGIMER, Chandigarh. Faculty, staff and students along with 300 NSS volunteers participated in the event. Dr. Sandhya Ghai, Principal NINE, Nodal Officer for the event welcomed the Chief guest, Prof. Rajesh Kumar, Dean (Academics), Guest of Honor Dr. Vipin Kaushal, officiating MS PGIMER, other officials, NSS volunteers.
Dr. Sandhya Ghai said that Yoga”, the most ancient art and science has been made known to the world by our worthy Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi by getting it declared as the International Yoga Day on 21st June 2015. Since then it is being practiced /celebrated every year by the NSS unit of National Institute of Nursing Education. Knowledge and practice of Yoga is key to Youth, Health and long life. The secret of Yoga lies in the fact that it deals with the person as a whole and is concerned with the physical, mental, moral and spiritual growth, through development of forces that are already within everyone. It helps to find harmony, peace of mind and true happiness. She motivated NSS volunteers to practise it daily with the slogan “Yog Rakhe Nirog” and “Correct practice of Yoga once a day keeps the doctor away.
Chief Guest Prof. Rajesh Kumar, Dean (Academics) addressed the participants, highlighting its importance. He said that Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition which helps to relax body and reduce stress. It embodies unity of mind and body through action, restraint and fulfillment, as well as harmony between man and nature i.e. a holistic approach to health and well being. Yoga can be used as a complementary therapy in combination with conventional treatment for various diseases.
Navjot Kaur and Sarabjit Singh, Yoga Instructors, Govt. College of Yoga, Sector 23 Chandigarh conducted the Yoga session including Prayer worship, Exercise, Aasanas, Pranayam, Dhayan, Shanti path etc.
Yoga Instructors were felicitated by the Chief Guest, Dr. Rajesh Kumar and Principal NINE, Dr. Sandhya Ghai.
Meenakshi Agnihotri, NSS Programme Officer thanked the guests, organizers, Yoga Instructors and NSS volunteers for their contribution towards successful celebration of Yoga Day.