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International Yoga Day 2017

3rd International Yoga Day was celebrated at H.K Campus in Mumbai with a practical session on “Rajayoga Meditation”

The Indian culture has bestowed invaluable gifts to the universe and it has always been put an exemplary icon for its valuable contribution in the field of developing morality, values, relations, spirituality, health and education in the world to follow and consider in their societies.

International-Yoga-Day-2017-01Yoga is a 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin in India, which aims to transform both body and mind. On December 11 in 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga (Antarashtriya Yog Divas), or commonly and unofficially referred to as Yoga Day.

The declaration came after the call for the adoption of June 21st as International Day of Yoga by Hon’ble Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014.

Following the appreciable effort of Hon’ble Prime Minister and in the string of Yoga celebrations in the nation the Third International Day of Yoga 2017 was celebrated at H.K. Campus, where three institutes, H.K. Institute of Management Studies & Research, H.K. College of Pharmacy and H.K. College of Education are located.The celebrations proceeded on the theme Yoga for Health to highlight yoga’s holistic approach to both physical and mental well-being and its ability to create a balance between body and mind. The program started with the introduction and practice sessions where participants were introduced to Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation.

International-Yoga-Day-2017-02 BKs and practicing meditation since 1998 and has dedicated herself for spiritual services since 2003. She holds a Masters degree in Industrial Psychology and an MBA in Self- Management and Crisis Management. BK Reena addressed the management, teachers & students by highlighting the role of Yoga in life. She emphasized that in modern times greater physical and emotional demands are constantly placed upon many areas of life. In consequence of that more and more people suffer from physical and mental tension such as stress, anxiety, insomnia, and there is an imbalance in physical activity and proper exercise. This is why methods and techniques for the attainment and improvement of health, as well as physical, mental and spiritual harmony, are of great importance, and it is exactly in this respect that “Yoga in Daily Life” comprehensively offers an aid to help one’s self.

Prof. T.G Roy, Director, HKIMSR initiated the program with a hope that participating teachers and students will derive benefit from the wonderful science & techniques of yoga for betterment of their lives.

Management, teachers and students actively participated in the celebration and learnt the art of Rajayoga Meditation. The participants were delighted after performing meditation & different Yoga Asans (postures) as they felt sooth and peace in their minds and it is a big asset for them to be stress free and energetic in executing the different responsibilities of career & life.

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