Katra, April 22
Five Day special Yoga Series was organised by NSS and Department of Philosophy & Culture of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra concluded here today. Over 500 students and various faculty members participated in every day session with great enthusiasm and spirit.
Gurmel Singh was the main Yoga Instructor. Dr. Anil K. Tewari, Dr. Madhu Mangal Chaturvedi, Sumanta Sarathai Sharma NSS Coordinator, Dr. Ashoka K. Tarai and Dr. V. K. Tripathi Head, Dept. of Philosophy & Culture were the co-instructors and organizer of the special series. There were several asanas (postures) which were skillfully accommodated for the holistic growth and development of both body and mind. The routine for each day varied to an extent as well as certain basic asanas remained the same. Asanas like Tadasana, Trikonasana, Dhanurasana, Surya Namaskar, Padmasana, Ardhachandrasana, Ardhanavasana, Bhujangasana, and Sarwangasana etc. were taught and performed besides several breathing exercises and meditation sessions. Every session concluded with laughter which students enjoyed the most.
The focus of the sessions was to make the participating students realize the importance of the healthy body and equipoise of mind particularly for the serious academic engagement that require unflinching mind and durable mental energy. Having achieved such a psycho-physical level, the serenity of the campus environment becomes more meaningful and productive. Vice Chancellor, Dr. Sanjeev Jain, congratulated participating students and appreciated the organizers of the Yoga Session for their contribution to make this happen inside the University Campus.