LPU Celebrated International Yoga Day IYD
21 Jun 2015
Hundreds of LPU International & National students participated in Yoga activities along with NCC Cadets from many schools of the state
Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarion call for International Yoga Day celebration, Lovely Professional University organized Yoga activities at its campus. Hundreds of LPU international & national students along with 8 Punjab Battalion NCC Cadets from many schools of the region participated in the yoga activities. Many of the students were novice to Yoga endeavours whereas some other participants who seemed well-versed mentored the beginners. In addition, many of LPU international students representing 10 countries participated in PM Modi led Yoga Day celebration at Rajpath, New Delhi, under the co-ordination of AYUSH Ministry. Prior to join the global yoga event at New Delhi, International students also attended special Yoga classes at LPU. Commenced with Yoga prayer, massive yoga-drive concluded with a vow to be always healthy, fit and fine.
The yoga celebrations were held globally after the United Nations had in December last year declared June 21 as International Yoga Day. Prior to this, a proposal in this regard was mooted by PM Modi during his first address to the UN General Assembly in September 2014. In this way, India is leading the World on International Yoga Day.
Promoting the International Yoga Day, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal congratulated all of the participants and urged others to follow valuable and beneficial Indian practices like Yoga. Mr Mittal shared: "I am a strong believer in Yoga and regularly perform different ‘asanas’ to get spiritual and medical benefits out of these. I know very well how much yoga postures and exercises are important for all of us in this hectic world. I can strongly say that ‘Yoga’ is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition and is immensely useful in the life of one and all. So, we have carried forward PM Modi’s invocation to celebrate International Yoga Day at the campus.” Continuing Mr Mittal said: “In fact, students are future leaders of the world and they need to be always with the best health and lively appearance. For achieving these traits, Yoga exercises are the useful tools to provide young students cheerfulness and peace from within.”