ITM University Raipur Observes International Yoga Day on 21.06.2016
ITM University Raipur celebrated the yoga day with great pomp and show. Large number of students, faculty and staff members attended the function with absolute enthusiasm.
The function was inaugurated by Air Commodore Dr Sanjay Kumar VSM, Vice Chancellor ITM University Raipur. During his inaugural speech Dr Sanjay Kumar stated that India is Yog Guru for all the countries of the world. He cited many examples of great saints of this country who perfectionised the art of yoga. He made special mention of Indian Scriptures, Particularly patanjali authored epics where yoga is considered as ultimate Nirvana state of life. Dr Sanjay himself is a yoga practitioner stressed upon that with regular practice of yoga an individual always remains in a state of youthfulness and feels energetic. The ultimate power of healthy life can be derived from yoga only without any intervention of medical science. He laid stress that yoga must be taught to every child from the preprimary to higher educational
Air Commodore Dr Sanjay Kumar VSM further said — "it is by now acknowledged worldwide that Yoga has the advantage of being able to provide a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, and is a perfect way towards harmony between man and nature. It is important, however, that Yoga is practiced correctly and in a disciplined manner to tap into its full potential. Adding further he said that yoga should be a part of individual’s life and must be practiced regularly to bring physical and mental discipline to achieve a peaceful body and mind.
The event was marked by yoga trainer MsJayashree Khakhariya of Raipur in which she demonstrated basics of yoga and how to lead a healthy life. She demonstrated few Asana’slike Surya Namaskar,VarkshaAsan and Asana’s to increase concentration which is very important for all in their personal and professional life.
Dr Monika Sethi,Head School of Management and Research in her concluding speech said that “the students must develop the habit of doing yoga which will not only increase their concentration but will also help to increase confidence. She reckoned many benefits of early rising and practicing yoga. Speaking to the assembly she also pointed out the contribution of yoga in maintaining fitness and good health and how it helps students to memorize something and understand a concept and its context. She said that yoga is the scientific way of living healthy and increasing life expectancy. It keeps the physician away and helps various parts of the body perform their functions smoothly in proper coordination. It brings a divine glow on the face and makes us wise and positive. The International yoga Day was attended by students of ITM University, Registrar, Heads and Staff in which they learned the basics of yoga and finds benefit of wellbeing.