AMU to host events on 27th day of IDY countdown


Aligarh : As a part of 100 days countdown to the eighth ‘International Day of Yoga (IDY)’, Aligarh Muslim University will host the events on May 25, the 27th day of nation-wide campaign scheduled across 100 cities and venues for mass yoga programmes, demonstrations, workshops and seminars.

“AMU will observe the 27th day of the countdown on the theme ‘Unite with Yog’. The university was chosen as the venue by the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India”, informed Prof Syed Tariq Murtaza (Chairman, Department of Physical Education) in a press conference today.

Speaking to the media, he added: “In the morning session at the Athletics Ground of the university, around 1500 to 1600 people are expected to participate in a Practical Yoga Session from 6 am to 7 am and in the General Discourses programme on Yoga from 7 am to 8 am. The participants will later attend the afternoon programme comprising a workshop-cum discourse from 11 am to 12: 30 pm and a hybrid mode webinar from 12: 30 pm to 2: 00 pm”.

“The participants will also include students from various Madrasas (Islamic schools), Ahmadi School for the Visually Challenged, differently abled people and residents of old homes and housing facilities for the elderly”, said Prof Syed Tariq.

He pointed out that the celebrations at AMU are aimed to spread the message of bringing people of various religions, caste, colour, gender, age and ethnic backgrounds together under the ancient Indian art of healthy living through Yoga.

Former Chairman of the Department of Physical Education, Prof Zamirullah Khan and other faculty members were also interviewed in the press conference. The events on May 25 will take place in accordance with the Government guidelines on Covid pandemic.

It is noteworthy that ahead of the ‘International Day of Yoga’ on June 21; faculty members and students of the Department of Physical Education, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) are already observing a week-long Yoga Mahotsav-2022 (May 20 to 26) with a massive Yoga awareness campaign, practical sessions, webinars, general discussions, workshops and group Yoga sessions. This programme is taking place in partnership of the Department of Physical Education and the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) under the Ministry of AYUSH.


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