The BSF and NEHU observed the International Yoga Day in Meghalaya with enthusiasm

Shillong, June 21: The University Yoga Committee and National Service Scheme (NSS) Cell, North-Eastern Hill University successfully observed the 8th International Day of Yoga 2022 at the Multi-Use Convention Hall, NEHU on 21st June 2022 from 6:00 AM onwards.

The programme was attended by a large number of teachers, non-teaching staff and students from different departments of the university along with NSS volunteers of NSS Unit, NEHU with full of enthusiasm.

After a lull, NEHU community has come together on the occasion of International Yoga Day and brought back the missing joy. It was seen that members are greeting each other with early sunrise and were all ready to perform all the postures.

Prof. Prabha Shankar Shukla, the honorable Vice-Chancellor of the North-Eastern Hill University graced the occasion as Chief Guest and during his address, he said that let us stick to our pledge that as part of the Golden Jubilee celebration of NEHU, we shall be able to organize another Yoga programme with a target of having thousands number of participants from NEHU and the local youths of the nearby localities.

Prof. Shukla spelt out a plan for community outreach in terms of creativity and service to local people of Mawlai and other nearby areas, as per mandate of the UGC. Prof. Shukla further enthralled the audience by saying that in his last eleven months of tenure, he had to clean so much of muck and he connected it to transformative dimension of Yoga that elevates the human spirit and the human self.

Also, Prof. Shukla called upon the NEHU community to undertake their responsibilities and duties towards the society as a form of Yoga, which, according to him, is the practical aspect of Yoga and the spirituality attached to it.

Dr. Marbhador M. Khymdeit, NSS Programme Coordinator, NEHU, a co-organizer of the Programme also deployed the National Service Scheme Units active in various colleges of Meghalaya to perform Yoga.

Overall, across Meghalaya, some 3600 youths from among NSS volunteers took part in practising Yoga and in celebrating the deeper message of International Yoga Day.Prof. D.K. Choubey, the Chairman of the University Yoga Committee, delivered the welcome address.

Prof. S. B. Prasad in his address said that “there was a misconception that Yoga is a religious activity but the fact is that it is just a physical exercise. It is practised by many in the country and now it is internationally observed around the world”.

He also urges all the participants to take Yoga seriously and try to do it regularly as this will help in maintaining a healthy body and mind. During the programme, participants also get the opportunity to listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address at Mysuru palace ground which was live telecasted, followed by a Yoga session which was led by Dr. Anamika Upadhya and her team from the Art of Living.

After the Yoga session, based on the theme for the celebration of the 8th International Yoga Day 2022 which states “Yoga for Humanity”, all participants took a pledge to do Yoga regularly in order to achieve a healthy life and a healthy society.

It is also worthwhile to mention here that NEHU campus has been one of the chosen 75 sites across India for celebration of International Yoga Day and accordingly, the day has been observed with full gaiety and respect by involving various communities, groups and ideas in the NEHU Campus.

While giving a formal vote of thanks, Dr. Marbhador M. Khymdeit mentioned the inspiring leadership of Prof. P. S. Shukla, the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of NEHU for organizing such a successful Yoga day in the recent history of NEHU. Dr. Khymdeit further commended all the NSS Units of different colleges for making the Yoga Day celebration a massive success.

With the theme ‘Yoga For Humanity’ BSF Meghalaya enthusiastically observed International Yoga Day 2022 on various Border outposts along Indo-Bangladesh Border as well as BSF Headquarters to spread awareness about the benefits of yoga for health and well-being.

A BSF contingent collaborated with North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) and presented a grand juncture on such a paramount event. As far as BSF headquarters are concerned, almost 3000 force personnel and their family members performed yoga.

Covid protocol are also taken care of during Yoga session at various premises. The Inspector General, BSF Meghalaya said “The yoga helps to releif stress and psychological problems which emerge in bordermen after serving in extreme monotony, physical and mental stress. Yoga is a part of Indian heritage. It is a holistic approach to health, balancing our complete body, mind and soul.

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