Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education celebrated the International Day of Yoga on June 21, 2022. The Division of Yoga, Centre for Integrative Medicine & Research (CIMR), MAHE, coordinated the event. The day began with a 1hour Yoga Session held at Dr. TMA Pai Hall, KMC, Manipal.
This session was headed by Dr. Annapoorna K. HOD, Division of Yoga, CIMR, MAHE, and received enthusiastic participation from students, staff, faculty, and people from nearby localities. After the Yoga session, the audience gathered for the second part of the celebration of the International Day of Yoga.
The dignitaries present from MAHE included Dr. HS Ballal, Pro-Chancellor, Lt. Gen. (Dr.) M D Venkatesh, VC, Dr. M Venkatraya Prabhu, Pro VC, Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr. Narayana Sabhahit, Registrar and Dr. Sharath Kumar Rao, Dean, Kasturba
Medical College, Manipal along with other MAHE officials. The event highlighted the importance of the practice of Yoga and the various activities held by MAHE. The Division of Yoga at MAHE provides Yoga Training Programs, Yoga Therapy for patients, Postgraduate in M.Sc. Yoga Therapy & Certificate courses for students.
In the view of International Day of Yoga, they have conducted several activities and competitions over a period of three months, to bring about awareness about the knowledge and practice of Yoga. They also held a 2-week Summer Yoga Camp for children and organized free Yoga classes for staff and students for 10 days.
The Division of Yoga also organized a webinar on “Yoga as a Therapy: Its Dimensions and Relevance” by Dr. Ishwar V. Basavaraddi, Director, Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, Ministry of AYUSH, New Delhi.