Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derived from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.
Today it is practiced in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity.
Recognizing its universal appeal, on 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga by resolution 69/131.
University of Delhi celebrates this day with great zeal and enthusiasm every year.The faculty members along with students and NSS volunteers participate in this great event in order to encourage the society and let the society know the importance of health and well being through YOGA.
Even this year the university has sent invitations and generated the notification regarding the YOGA DAY so that the mass participation would encourage the society about the same.
A Glimpse To Yoga Day Celebration 2018
The 4th International day of Yoga 2018 was celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm across all Departments and Colleges of the University of Delhi. The celebrations at the University were inaugurated by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Prof. Yogesh K. Tyagi at Gandhi Bhawan.
In his inaugural address, Prof. Tyagi emphasized on the importance of Yoga for physical as well as spiritual health. He expressed concern that why we do not implement Yoga in our daily lifestyle and mentioned that Yoga should become a part of our routine activities. He requested all present to reflect on reasons for not doing yoga. He also raised concern that not much research was done on this despite knowing the benefits of doing Yoga. A research exercise was undertaken on the spot by all present to introspect on reasons for not adopting Yoga in their daily routine.
There was active participation by students, faculty and staff of the University of Delhi. The activities included demonstration of yogasana and meditation by NSS and NCC student volunteers. Special lectures/seminars/workshops were held on the importance of Yoga and its impact on physical, mental and spiritual well-being in colleges and departments.