International Yoga Day is celebrated every year on 21st June to raise awareness worldwide about the benefits of Yoga in daily life. The 8th edition of International Yoga Day was celebrated with the theme” Yoga for Humanity”. Yoga brings balance between body, soul and mind. It helps us to understand the purpose of life and how to survive in the changing environment. The word “yoga” is derived from the Sanskrit root Yuj meaning “to join” or “to unite” symbolizing the unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment and a holistic approach to health and well- being.
NSS Unit of RIT Roorkee celebrated the International Yoga Day on June 21, 2022 to create awareness on the physical and mental well being among faculty, staff and students in the college premises between 7:00 am to 8:30 am. The event was organized by NSS Coordinator Mr. Harshit Gautam. He added that yoga helps to relax the mind and body and boosts the immune system. It also helps to handle stress, improves strength, balance and flexibility.
The Director of Institute, Prof. (Dr.) Parag Jain interacted with faculties, staff and students as part of an introductory event. The Yoga session was led by Mrs. Khushboo (Yoga Trainer). Overall, 30 faculties, 125 students and 15 staff members participated in this event. During the session, yoga asanas, pranayama and meditation were practiced by all. The director, Dr. Jain closed the session by thanking everyone who attended the session and encouraged them to do yoga in their daily life.