Thursday, Date: Mar 30, 2023 Time: 11:55 pm

MCM celebrates International Yoga Day 2022

Chandigarh : The NSS units of Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, in collaboration with NCC- Army Wing and Naval Wing, Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat Club and Physical Education Department of the college, celebrated 8th International Day of Yoga with great fervour, as per the directions of Director of Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration. On this occasion, screening of the live telecast of the address of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi during mass yoga event at Mysuru Palace grounds in Karnataka and a Yoga Session were organised as part of Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav under Fit India Movement. The event was graced by the presence of senior faculty members of the college.
To foster a sense of participation in the nationwide yoga movement, the celebration started with a live screening session of Doordarshan’s national telecast of International Day of Yoga at the iconic Mysuru Palace, Karnataka. All the participants enthusiastically attended the live telecast of the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s address from the Mysuru Palace Grounds, during which he emphasised the need to inculcate Yoga as a way of life and create an environment for global peace as envisioned by the UN. The live telecast was followed by a yoga session which was the finale of the 60-day hands-on training-cum-workshop on Yoga and Meditation that began in April 2022 in the run-up to the celebration of International Day of Yoga. The resource person of the session was qualified Yoga Instructor Ms. Keisham Monarita, a Gold medallist in yoga at National and International level. During the session, Ms. Monarita discussed the importance of yoga asanas and demonstrated 15 asanas as mentioned in common yoga day protocol (Government of India). These included asanas like Tadasana, Vrikshasana, Trikonasana, Bhadrāsana, Vakrasna, Salabhasana etc. Ms. K. Monarita also explained the correct way of doing breathing exercises like KapalBhati, Anulom-Vilom and highlighted the significance of practicing yoga asanas particularly in stressful conditions. Over 200 participants including faculty members, staff and students partook in the event with great enthusiasm.
Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava, an ardent follower of yoga herself, shed light on the importance of yoga and its positive effects on mental as well as psycho-social well-being. She reiterated that there is a greater need for inculcating better health practices in our day-to-day life through yoga for holistic well-being.

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