Yoga Day


Physical Education Department, Janki Devi Memorial College organised an online webinar, a lecture-cum-demonstration Yog session on the theme "Overall Health in COVID-19 Times and Beyond" - to celebrate '6th International Yog Day' on June 21, 2020 from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.

The invited speaker for the session was Dr. Pravesh Vyas, Assistant Professor in Vastushastra, a renowned faculty member in Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit University, New Delhi. He was ably supported by two key resource persons, Sh Tasvir Singh, an accomplished Yog and Malkhamb expert and Ms. Divya Chaudhary, a Yog teacher.

The programme began with the welcome note by Dr. Abha Jain, Teacher-In-charge, Physical Education Department of the college welcoming all the guests and participants. Dr Swati Pal, the college principal addressed the audience by highlighting the need and importance for Yog in present challenging times and expressed hope that the session would prove to be a beneficial one for all. After the introduction of the guests by Dr. Jain, Dr Pravesh Vyas started the programme with the inauguration prayer and the yog routine. The routine included the 'Sukshm Vyaayam', 'yogaasans' in standing, sitting and lying positions, followed by pranayam, dhyan and meditation. He explained each aasan and pranayam Kriya with its benefits and contraindications, while the two experts performed for the participants, who followed them simultaneously. Thereafter, Dr. Vyas explained the philosophy of Yog with it's importance and benefits in daily life, specifically with reference to the present tough and stressful tines of COVID -19. He also explained that yog sould be performed at the right time for the right purpose under the guidance of yog experts and one must enjoy the practice and the process of performing any aasan or kriya or meditation to realise it's full potential.

Dr. Pal then took the queries from the participants and Dr. Vyas answered. She also thanked the all the resources persons for conducting a very synchronised session, that's totally enriching and beneficial for one and all.

Dr Jain emphasized on the need to adopt yog on a daily basis to truly harness it's unlimited benefits to ensure a healthy and happy living under all circumstances and concluded the programme by thanking all the guests and participants for joining the '6th international Yog', which was attended by nearly 150 participants including teachers, students & non reaching staff of JDM College, other colleges of University of Delhi and universities all across India.

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.