Ganderbal: Central University of Kashmir on Thursday celebrated International Yoga day 2018 at physical education college stadium Ganderbal.
According to a statement issued here, the event was organised by varsity’s department of students welfare in collaboration with Government College of Physical Education Ganderbal, Directorate of Indian System of Medicine (Department of AYUSH, J&K), and Department of Youth Services and Sports Jammu and Kashmir.
The students and staff members of the organizing institutions and about 300 children from different educational institutions of the district Ganderbal received orientation training about Yoga practice and its advantages in maintaining good health.
CUK Vice-Chancellor, Prof Mehraj ud Din, District Development Commissioner, Ganderbal, Dr Piyush Singla, Government College of Physical Education Principal, Dr Hartej Singh, Dean DSW Dr Fayaz A Nikka, faculty members of both the institutions were among others present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Mehraj ud Din, highlighted the benefits of performing Yoga. He asked the participants to perform different physical exercises for growth and development of their mind and body. “The university is also receiving huge support from the Government College of Physical Education, Ganderbal, in running the M.Ped programme and would continue to collaborate and hold events of mutual interest in near future,” he said.
Dr Piyush Singla, while addressing the participants, said the Yoga day is celebrated across the world with enthusiasm. He asked the participants to perform Yoga continuously in order to counter certain ailments, which otherwise needs medication.
Dr Hartej Singh also enumerated the importance of Yoga in day today life. He said, the Yoga connects mind with the body.