Date 21/6/2023 Timings: 10am -12Noon
International Yoga Day
International Yoga Day is observed worldwide on June 21 to raise awareness about the various benefits of practicing yoga. Yoga is an ancient and holistic practice. It was initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in 2014 and was overwhelmingly supported by the UN member states. The PM suggested June 21 as the date for the observance of International Yoga Day as it is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. The theme for International Yoga Day 2023 is “Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.”
Significance of Yoga
Yoga is a holistic ancient practice which includes meditation, breathing exercises, physical postures and certain ethical principles to be followed.
International Yoga Day at VISTAS
The department of Civil Engineering jointly holds hand with ISHA Foundation to promote Yoga for Physical Health, Mental Health and Success for our faculty members.
The celebration was invoked by singing theTamil Thai Vazhthu. The session was presided by Dr Preetha Ganesh, Vice President, Dr. M Bhaskaran, Pro Vice Chancellor, Dr P Saravanan, Registrar, Dr.T Ilango, Head of the Civil Engineering Department and Mr Balamurugan, Volunteer of Isha Foundation. The dignitaries on the stage traditionally lit the lamp which amounts to awakening the Atmajyoti which means Glow of the soul within oneself.
Dr T Ilango delivered the Welcome address emphasizing the importance of Yoga in our daily life. Dr. M Bhaskaran delivered the Inaugural address spouting the origin of International Yoga Day and its significant importance in Academic Institutions. A brief talk on Isha Yoga was given by Mr. Balamurugan, Instructor and Volunteer of Isha Foundation.
The session was practically handled by Mrs Ramya and Mrs Neela fellow volunteers from Isha Foundation. The session ended with expressing words of gratitude and followed by National Anthem. A total of 118 Faculty members from various departments enthusiastically participated by getting into action of doing the yoga Namaskar which is a simple yet powerful yoga practice which lumbar region of the spine Yoga Namaskar is a simple and powerful Yoga practice which activates the lumbar region of the spine and strengthens the muscles along the spine. Later, Pranayama was practised which is an ancient practice of controlling your breath. It elevates the emotional, mental balance and cleansing of our body.