Yoga Sessions held at various departments of AMU


Aligarh : The Centre of Continuing and Adult Education and Extension (CCAEE), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) organized a Yoga training session in its premises, to mark the International Day of Yoga (IDY).

Professor Mohammad Gulrez, Pro-Vice Chancellor, AMU and Director, CCAEE inaugurated the session and talked about the benefits of Yoga. He urged the participants to make yoga a part of their daily routine.

Professor Aysha Munira Rasheed, Deputy Director, CCAEE said that the learners should develop a positive attitude towards physical fitness and yoga.

Ms. Shraddha Tiwari, Yoga, physiotherapy and diet expert (Seven Pillars Gym, New Delhi) trained the students in Yoga asanas and told the students the benefits of various asanas.

Dr. Nazia Khan, Assistant Director of Sports, Women’s College helped learners correct various postures and told them to focus on their fitness.

The programme was conducted by Dr. Shamim Akhtar, Associate Professor, CCAEE, AMU.

The Department of Sanskrit organized a series of lectures on International Day of Yoga.

Five well known scholars of different disciplines from different Institutions delivered lectures on Yoga.

Dr. Surendra Mohan Mishra, Former Director, Bharataratna Gulzarilal Nanda Centre of Research in Ethics and Philosophy spoke on The Pātañjala Yogadarśana, while Prof. Mohd. Sanaullah Nadavi of the Department of Arabic delivered a lecture on ‘Purification Techniques in Islam’.

Dr. R. Subramony, Associate Professor of The Madura College, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu spoke on ‘Transformation through Shri Aurobindo’s Integral Yoga’. Dr. Ajit Kumar Jain, Head, Department of Sanskrit in Sri Varshney College spoke about Jaina Yoga and Dr. Devi Singh of Goswami Ganesh Dutta Sanatana Dharma College, Chandigarh delivered a talk on Yoga in Buddhism.

Earlier, Prof. Himanshu Shekhar Acharya, Chairman, Department of Sanskrit welcomed the distinguished speakers, guests, scholars, teachers and students. He also presented the definitions of Yoga as given in various religious scriptures and its relevance in modern times.

“Yoga is a Journey from falsehood to Truth, darkness to Light and mortality to Immortality”, he pointed out.

More than 55 students, research scholars and teachers participated in the event which continued for more than three and half hours.

Dr. Sarika Varshney, Associate Professor conducted the programme & Dr. Hembala, Assistant Professor proposed the vote of thanks.

Meanwhile, students and teachers of different sections of Women’s Polytechnic, AMU took part in Yoga sessions in large numbers and performed various asanas.

Dr Salma Shaheen (Principal & Convener) said the main objective of the International Day of Yoga is to bring peace, harmony, happiness, health and success to every soul in the world. “Yoga is a mental, physical and spiritual practice that needs to be carried out every day”, she emphasised.

The Resource Person Ms Farha (PHE teacher & Fitness Trainer) explained the benefits of yoga and motivated the participants to maintain good health.

To mark the International Day of Yoga, Abdullah School of AMU organized a poster making competition for class I-V in online mode in which more than 40 students participated. The Superintendent Mrs Umra Zaheer said that yoga is a great practice for both the health and wellbeing of individuals.