9th INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY CELEBRATION AT GIMS
Vision Live/Greater Noida
As per the directives of the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Homoeopathy (AYUSH) and the National Medical Commission (NMC), ‘Yoga Mahotsava’- a Yoga awareness and practice programme was held at Academic Block, Government Institute of Medical Sciences, Greater Noida, from 21.05.2023 – 21.06.2023. The program was based on the theme “Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbkam” which represents our shared desire for ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’. The institute had appointed a ‘Yogacharya’ for giving training to the students and faculty in the practice of yoga. All students and faculty participated with great zeal and enthusiasm.
On 21st June 2023, to celebrate 9th International Yoga Day, a seminar with short talks and yoga session was organised to apprise the gathering about different aspects of yoga and meditation. Dr Aprajita Panwar, Associate Professor, Dept of Physiology put forward the introductory remark about the significance of International Yoga Day celebration. Ms. Kalpana, certified Yoga Instructor gave yoga training to the gathering. Dr Keerti Bhardwaj, Tutor, Dept of Anatomy was the master of ceremony for the event. Dr Rambha Pathak, Dean welcomed the Chief guest and other dignitaries.
Dr Jyoti explained the benefits of Yoga in maintaining health and underlined the role of yoga in the management of diseases like diabetes, hyperthyroidism, obesity and in respiratory conditions. Dr Archana Gupta, Consultant, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology discussed how meditation boosts positive energy, provides inner peace and relaxation. This was followed by 30-minute meditation session under the guidance of Dr Jyoti and Dr Archana.
Dr (Brig) Rakesh Gupta, Director, GIMS threw light on how various yogic practices such as yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana and dhyana help in mental and physical fitness. They enhance intellectual abilities of concentration, critical thinking, memory, perception, decision making, imagination.
The eminent dignitary Mr Narendra Bhati (MLC, Gautam Buddha Nagar), the Chief guest for the event, highlighted the role of International Day of Yoga celebrations in creating awareness about Yoga as a spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science that focuses on bringing harmony between mind & body. He also laid emphasis on benefits of yoga in achieving career goals and develop different dimensions of personality.
To mark the end of the event, Vote of thanks was delivered by Dr Bharti Bhandari Rathore, Professor & Head, Dept of Physiology. The event was well attended by Dr Saurabh Srivastava, Dr PS Mittal, Dr Amit Sharma, Dr Col Himanshu Sharma, Dr Pulimi Vineel, Dr Ekta Arora, Dr Jaspreet Kaur, Dr Mani Bharti, other faculty members, residents and students of GIMS and College of Nursing.