Yoga Day


INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY CELEBRATED AT JANKI DEVI MEMORIAL COLLEGE, DELHI UNIVERSITY

International Yoga Day was celebrated on June 21st, 2018 by Janki Devi Memorial College (JDMC) on their college premises.
The Principal, Dr. Swati Pal along with the faculty members, students, and the non-teaching staff participated in this event with great enthusiasm and vigour. Dr. Swati Pal addressed the gathering and highlighted the relevance of yoga in the contemporary world. She spoke on the objectives of International Yoga Day. Almost 200 participants took part in that event. Two yoga teachers Dr. Arun KumarYadav and Ms. Deepa Sharma accompanied by trained volunteers conducted the yoga practice as per the directions received from the Ministry of AYUSH.

The Yoga session started with Prayer, and systematic practice of different "ASANAS" of standing, sitting and laying positions smoothly changing in succession under the instructions of the Yoga teacher and supervision of trained volunteers. During the course of "Yogabhyas", the Yoga teacher Dr. Arun Kumar Yadav delivered a talk on GENERAL HEALTH & AWARENESS AND IMPORTANCE OF YOGA. He also discussed the usefulness of different "Asanas" as a precautionary measure, in curing many Diseases and the usefulness of Yoga in the overall wellbeing of a human being. Ms. Deepa Sharma spoke on the relevance of yoga. The students were informed about the importance of yoga in life and also they were encouraged to practise Yoga every day. Ms. Sharma then made the participant perform various breathing exercises, asanas and chants for the physical and mental well being of all. The students performed different asanas on Yoga Day. They performed Anuloma, Viloma, Kapalbhati, Sheetali and Bhramari Pranayama. They were told about the advantages of these asanas of yoga.

The entire "YOGABHYAS" lasted for 2 hours and ended at 10 am with a "Sanskrit Shloka" and Oath by all the participants that they will continue to practice Yoga for keeping their Body and mind in healthy, stress-free and cheerful condition.
After the Yoga session appropriate refreshments were served to all the participants.

Besides, International Yoga Day, a series of events prior to 21st June were organized in the College. The students of the college practised Surya Namaskar and other yogic asanas in the morning under the guidance of trained volunteers. Janki Devi Memorial College is well known in the University for its Yoga Team who have won many laurels for the College.