International Yoga Day
21st June 2022
NSS Wing, Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon celebrated the International Yoga Day (IYD) on 21st June 2022. 150 volunteers including faculty members and students from the college practiced in Yoga under the able mentorship of Dr. Shambhu Dayal Sharma (Life Member of Indian Yoga Association)
Inaugurating the Yoga Day celebration, the Principal Prof. (Dr.) B.M.K Prasad shared the words of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He reiterated, Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient traditions. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is undoubtedly a scientific process leading to our physical, mental and spiritual development. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.
Thereafter Prof (Dr.) B.M.K Prasad introduced Dr. Shambhu Dayal Sharma to the participants. The practice session begun at 6.30 AM with a brief mention by Dr. Shambhu Dayal Sharma about the initiatives taken by Ministry of AYUSH, the significance of AstangYoga He explained the true meaning of being healthy and the routine of human beings to include correct Aahar, Vihaar and Karya. The session begun with a Vandana (prayer recital) by Dr. Shambhu Dayal Sharma followed by a warmup session comprising on the spot jogging, foot movements etc. While conducting the warming up session Dr. Shambhu Dayal Sharma explained the importance of this mandatory activity before practicing the asanas. Thereafter under his guidance and demonstrations, volunteers practiced various asanas as per the protocols given by the Ministry of AYUSH. This included standing, sitting, prone and spine postures followed by Shavasna. The benefits of practicing each of the asanas and contraindications were mentioned while performing each one of them. Towards the end Anulom Vilom and Bhramri Pranayam was conducted which was so rejuvenating for the senses.
Dr. Shambhu Dayal Sharma concluded the session with Omkar chanting and a resolution for the well-being of mankind and a prayer to the almighty to bless the participants with the day to be one of the most auspicious day in their lives.
Session was concluded with vote of thanks by Prof. (Dr.) B.M.K. Prasad delivered for Dr. Shambhu Dayal Sharma and the organising committee for having made the event a grand success. Thereafter the participants interacted with Yoga trainer to clear their individual problems and obtained valuable tips and suggestions related to health.
It was indeed a memorable day in the life of most of the participants.