IIT Bhubaneswar celebrates International Yoga Day with Zeal and Enthusiasm

IIT Bhubaneswar celebrates International Yoga Day with Zeal and Enthusiasm

IIT Bhubaneswar celebrated the International Yoga Day with great enthusiasm and fervor on June 21, 2023. The event was organized under the ambit of institute’s extra academic activity (EAA) and healthcare units in association with the health club of the campus.

The international Yoga Day is celebrated worldwide on June 21st each year to promote the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of individuals and foster greater harmony and peace in society. This year, the theme for International Yoga Day 2023 was 'Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,' effectively encapsulating our collective aspiration for 'One Earth, One Family, and One Future.

The celebration commenced early in the morning with participants gathering at community centre of IIT Bhubaneswar. The event saw an overwhelming response from students, faculty members, officers and staff, as well as members from the campus residents. 

The program commenced with a welcome address from the Director of IIT Bhubaneswar, Prof.  Shreepad Karmalkar, followed by an enlightening talk by Dr. Prasanta Kumar Acharya. Dr. Acharya, a renowned yoga practitioner and the honorary principal of Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Academy, Bhubaneswar, delved into the significance of yoga in fostering a healthy lifestyle.

An array of yoga asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), and meditation techniques were performed under the guidance of yoga instructors, Mr. Ramkrishna and Ms. Jharna. Participants of various age groups actively engaged in the session, demonstrating their commitment to holistic well-being. The yoga instructors explained the significance and benefits of each asana, ensuring that the participants understood the essence of yoga beyond the physical aspect.

The International Yoga Day celebration at IIT Bhubaneswar concluded with a heartfelt vote of thanks to all participants, volunteers, and organizers who made the event a resounding success by Dr. Suresh Dash. 

The event not only reiterated IIT Bhubaneswar's commitment to nurturing the physical and mental well-being of its stakeholders but also showcased the institution's dedication to promoting traditional Indian practices for a healthier and happier society.