International Yoga day was celebrated in Symbiosis Skills and Open University on 21st June. Since its inception in the year 2015, June 21st is celebrated as The International Day of Yoga all over the world. This idea was proposed by our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He said, “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being.”
The aim of this event was to bring awareness about yoga practices and its benefits for all of us. It was organized by department of Beauty and Wellness from SSOU and more than 50 staff members attended the same. Mr Arvind Paranajape a certified yoga trainer from Pune was Chief Guest of the program. Mr Arvind Paranajape has been teaching and practicing yoga for past more than 10 years.
Mr Arvind Pranjpaye started his session with “yoga is important not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in wellbeing.” Chief Guest in his motivational and inspiring talk briefed the students and staff about the importance of breathing. He also taught some yoga asanas and some breathing techniques like Anuloma and Viloma. He demonstrated various asanas followed by Omkar chanting. Warm up exercises were taken and all the staff and students members who performed sitting and standing asanas, importance of these were explained simultaneously. The celebration concluded with synchronized recitation of shlokas and speech by our Vice Chancellor I/C Dr. Charudatta Pathak. He encouraged all staff members and students to practice regular yoga to remain fit and improve concentration.