Yoga now being celebrated globally because of efforts of Modi: Jamia V-C Najma
Jamia Millia Islamia today celebrated 8th International Day of Yoga, with the theme of the year as “Yoga for Humanity”. The main programme was organised by the Office of the Games & Sports at the NMAK Pataudi Sports Complex of the university.
JMI Vice Chancellor and the Chief Guest, Prof. Najma Akhtar inaugurated the programme that started at 07:30 am. A spiritually invigorating Yoga session was practiced by NCC cadets, NSS volunteers and staff members of the university while following the Common Yoga Protocol (CYP). Yoga Expert Dr. Jai Singh, Associate Professor, Department of Yoga at Shri Lal Bahadur Shashtri National Sanskrit University guided students to perform and practice various Yoga Asanaas during the session.
The Vice Chancellor in her inaugural address underlined the importance of practising Yoga for the benefit of one’s health. She also very proudly stated the fact that Yoga which originated from India is now being celebrated at an international level because of the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She stressed that Yoga should not be associated with any religion as it is a means of achieving physical as well as mental wellbeing. She encouraged participants to perform the Asanas of Yoga regularly to reap physical and mental benefits.
Dean Student Welfare (DSW) Prof. Ayub Khan talked about the origin, tenets and importance of Yoga during the opening remarks. The welcome speech was delivered by JMI Registrar Prof. Nazim Husain Al-Jafri.
The compere of the event Prof. Shabana Mehfuz, President of Basket Ball Sports Club, introduced the Yoga expert for the session of the day.
The event was concluded by the vote of thanks presented by Prof. Weqar Ahmad Siddiqui, Deputy Director, Games and Sports, JMI.
Jamia organised Yoga sessions, talks and other activities at various faculties and departments throughout the year for the preparation of International Day of Yoga 2022.