Jamia Millia Islamia celebrated 6th International Day of Yoga with a theme ‘Yoga for fitness, health & immunity’ considering its increased importance in view of COVID-19.
A Common Yoga Protocol Drill (CYD) was organised at Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi Sports Complex of the university where a very senior Yoga Guru explained various Yogasanas, demonstrated by one of his disciple and followed by 9 participants under the guidance of Prof Khalid Moin, Director of Sports Jamia with other senior university officials present.
Social distancing norms were followed during the CYD and hand sanitiser was also provided at the venue.
Around 100 participants including Vice-Chancellor JMI Prof. Najma Akhtar, teachers, non teaching staff and their family members attended this CYD virtually through Google Meet from their homes in line with this year’s theme ‘Yoga from home, Yoga with family’ CYD was also streamed live on official Facebook page of the university.
After the completion of the CYD Vice Chancellor Prof. Najma Akhtar said that we need Yoga throughout our life but this is the time we need it the most to remain physically and mentally fit to counter the challenges like anxiety and other issues developed because of COVID-19. We are not being able to move out much because of the corona virus and Yoga is the best thing to stay fit & healthy and to prevent us from developing health issues.