International Day of Yoga at Manipal
June 21, 2017
Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) celebrated International Day of Yoga on June 21, 2017 in association with Division of Yoga, Centre for Integrative Medicine and Research (CIMR), MAHE and Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), MAHE, Manipal.
The first session started at 8.00 am with the demonstration and practice of Yoga. The campus community including Students, Staff, faculty and people from nearby locality participated in this event. Yoga sessions were held at Food Court, MIT.
Second session, the Stage programme started in MIT food court at 9.15 am. This event witnessed eminent guests like Dr. H S Ballal, Pro Chancellor, MAHE, Dr. G K Prabhu, Pro Vice Chancellor, MAHE & Director, Manipal Institute of Technology, Dr. Poornima Baliga, Pro Vice Chancellor, MAHE & Dean, Kasturba medical College, Manipal, Dr. Narayana Sabhahit, Registrar, MAHE and Dr. (Col) M Dayananda, Medical Superintendent, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal.
Dr. HS Ballal, Pro Chancellor, MAHE presented the inaugural address. He spoke about International yoga day celebrations by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi and importance of yoga (asana, pranayama and meditation), its relation to improve the quality of life.
The whole event was organized by Dr. G K Prabhu, Pro Vice Chancellor & Director, MIT, Dr. N Udupa, Director Research, Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Dr. Raghu AR, Deputy Director-Research (Health Sciences), Dr. Vishal Bhat Coordinator, CIMR, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Dr. Annapoorna K., Mr. Govardhan Reddy, Dr. Lavya Shetty, Mrs. Poovitha Shruthi, Mrs.Nitu Sinha and M.Sc. Yoga Therapy Students.
The event ended with vote of thanks by Dr. Raghu AR, Deputy Director-Research (Health Sciences) Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal.