Monday, 21 June 2021

MCM Celebrates International Day of Yoga

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Chandigarh June 21, 2021:-Marking the celebration of 7th International Day of Yoga, Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women celebrated the day virtually with great fervour. In sync with the campaign titled 'Be With Yoga, Be At Home' launched by the Ministry of Ayush, Government of India, the college celebrated the day with online activities by NSS units, NCC, Psycho Social Support Cell, Charitra Nirman Committee and Physical Education Department. Leading by example, Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava began the day by practicing yoga with her family. Dr. Bhargava implored everyone to embrace Yoga for betterment of physical as well as mental health. Highlighting the importance of yoga for holistic well-being, she said that it is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition that has played a significant role in psycho-social care and fighting the effects of social isolation during the pandemic ridden times. The NSS units of the college, under the aegis of Psycho Social Support Cell, organised an online Yoga session by Yoga Instructor Mr. Rohit. Over 120 faculty members and volunteers registered for the session. During the session, Rohit discussed the importance of yoga and demonstrated asanas as mentioned in common yoga day protocol including Ustrasana, Shashankasana, Bhujangasana, Dhanurasana, Makarasana and Trikonasana. He also explained the correct way of doing breathing exercises. Some of the NSS volunteers also participated in online quiz competitions organized at National as well as State level by different agencies. The Physical Education Department and NCC also organised online Yoga demonstration by K Monarita, an award winning Yoga Instructor. Over 100 staff and students joined the session wherein Monarita demonstrated live various asanas. Monarita highlighted the importance of practicing yoga particularly in the post COVID recovery period. The NCC cadets of the college also performed yogasanas at 1 Chd Girls Bn, NCC Group, Chandigarh. The Charitra Nirman Committee organised an Inter College Video Making Competition on this occasion, wherein the participants sent in their videos while performing yogasanas. The winners were awarded cash prizes.

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