22-JUN-2019: AMU Yoga Day celebrations
Aligarh, June 22: As People and institutions across the globe celebrated fourth International Day of Yoga in recognition of India's health heritage; the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) concluded its week long celebrations on an enthusiastic note with massive awareness campaigns, seminars on health benefits of Yoga, and grand group Yoga events.
The University Grants Commission-Human Resource Development Centre (UGC-HRDC) observed the Yoga Day in which teachers from Assam, Bihar, West Bengal, Karnataka, Maharashtra and various parts of Uttar Pradesh participated.
She delineated health benefits of Yoga and supported the universal message to urge people into making yoga a part of their daily life.
Emeritus Professor Jaowad Ali Khan (Department of Physical Education) demonstrated Asanas (Yoga postures) to the participants.
He acknowledged yoga as a pillar of preventive healthcare and shared useful tips of doing Yoga exercises properly.
Professor A P Vijapur (Department of Political Science) proposed the vote of thanks.
Dr Faiza Abbasi welcomed the guests, while Dr Anam Shams conducted the program.
The Rural Health Training Centre (RHTC) at Jawan, Department of Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) observed the Yoga Day with a Yoga exercise event and special lectures.
Prof Anees Ahmad (Chairman, Department of Community Medicine) said, "Yoga is an invaluable cultural heritage of India, which is now being practiced in all continents."
Dr Tabassum Nawab (Medical Officer-In-Charge, RHTC) emphasized, Yoga can help reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases like hypertension, cardiac diseases, obesity etc.
Mr Naresh Yadav (Health Inspector) demonstrated various Asanas to the participants.
The Women's College marked the Yoga Day with special programmes in which female candidates from all over Aligarh participated.
The Chief Guest, Prof Zameer Ullah Khan (Chairman, Department of Physical Education) said that since Yoga is a science of holistic health, it is helping people in many ways.
He added that women all over the world are taking care of health issues through Yoga.
Guest of Honour, Dr Safia Kazmi (Department of Electrical Engineering) elaborated: "Yoga reduces stress, increases energy levels and makes a person more mindful to live and breathe healthier."
Prof Brij Bhushan Singh (Department of Physical Education) emphasised that a passionate yoga practitioner keeps away from various life style diseases and is more relaxed and at ease.
Ms Shradha Tiwari (New Delhi based physiotherapist) spoke about fitness and well-being and various benefits of Yoga.
Dr Razia Rizvi and Ms Nazia Khan demonstrated Yoga exercises to participants.
Ms Madhiha Noman conducted the programme.
Department of Amraz-e-Niswan-wa-Atfal also conducted a special programme to mark the Yoga Day in which Prof Syeda Aamena Naaz (Chairperson) delineated the importance of Yoga.
Dr Subuhi Mustafa, Dr Diwan Israr Khan, Dr Fahmeeda Zeenat, Dr M Anas and Dr Abiha Ahmad Khan also spoke on the occasion.
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