NIT Srinagar celebrates 8th International Yoga Day
Make yoga a daily routine for physical and mental wellbeing: Registrar
Post by on Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Srinagar, June 21: National Institute of Technology, (NIT) Srinagar on Tuesday celebrated the 8th International Yoga Day and participants performed yoga with zeal and zest.
The event was organized by Department of Physical Education and it was presided over by in-charge Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. MF Wani, while Institute's Registrar Prof. Syed Kaiser Bukhari was the guest of honour on the occasion.
In his message, Prof. (Dr.) Rakesh Sehgal said yoga is important for human health. He urged faculty and students to practice yoga which has various health benefits.
On the occasion, In-charge Director Prof. Wani said, yoga should not be restricted to June 21. We all should make it part of our daily routine for physical and mental wellbeing,” he said.
Registrar NIT Prof. Syed Kaiser Bukhari said yoga helps in de-stressing and in calming mind and body.
"It also helps in breathing problems and eradicating toxins and impurities from the body," he said.
Prof. Bukhari said yoga is beneficial for everyone and helps in reducing the stress level in our daily lives. "We should perform it without any delay and or any excuse," he said.
"Both staff and students should make Yoga as part of their life to gain both physical and mental health," Prof. Bukhari said.
Dr Srinibash Mishra SAS Coordinator said NIT Srinagar had made all the arrangements for the celebration of Yoga Day.
The function was attended by Deans, Heads, teaching and non-teaching staff and students from all departments.
SAS Officer, Kounsar Ali Mir, Sohail Ahmad Baba SAS Assistant, Ab. Gani and Ghulam Hassan both Senior Technicians, Abdul Rashid Office Attendant, Habib Ullah Groundsman, Muhammad Akbar Groundsman), Minhajul Hamid, Nadeem Hassan, Mushtaq Ah Office Assistant besides others took part in the program.
IYD is celebrated on June 21 every year to celebrate the physical and spiritual prowess that yoga has brought to the world.
The idea of Yogaday was first proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 27, 2014, during his speech at the UN General Assembly.
The date of June 21 was chosen as it is the Summer Solstice, the day where there is the most sun out of every other day of the year