The sixth International Yoga Day was celebrated virtually in Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune on 21st June 2020 with great zeal and enthusiasm. This year’s theme was ‘Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family’. All the teachers and students joined the celebration virtually in wake of Covid –19.
To spread awareness about Yoga and its benefits, the College had organized an event in association with Datta Kriya Yoga International Pune Center. Dr. A. J. Thanawala, was the resource person for this session.
Principal, Dr. Ashok Agrawal inaugurated the session. In his inaugural address, he expressed the importance of Yoga for a healthy life. He said that Yoga keeps us physically, mentally and spiritually balanced. He mentioned that Yoga is the best medicine for sculpting the body both internally and externally.
Dr. Thanawala explained the concept of Pran-Shakti, an essential component to keep our body and mind in healthy disposition. He also said that transformation of the mind is the greatest miracle which can be achieved through the ancient science of Yoga. He said that Yoga helps in curing many chronic and incurable diseases through various asanas and ‘Naadishuddhi Kriya’. Dr.Thanawala conducted a session on ‘Namaskar Mudra, Meditation, Pranayam and breathing techniques, Suryanamaskar and musical meditation for the participants. He also shared the information about the ‘NadiShuddhi Exercise App’ for practicing yoga in daily life.
Dr. Muckta Karmarkar, Vice Principal, Dr. Anand Buddhikot, Student Development officer and Mr. Nilesh Nemade, NSS PO virtually participated in the Yoga session along with the teaching, non-teaching staff members and a large number of students.