International Yoga Day 2023

Jun 22, 2023

NGSM Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences organized a Yoga session to observe the 9th International Yoga Day on 22nd June 2023. Prof. Dr. Dhanesh Kumar KU, Principal, Nitte Institute of Physiotherapy, was the chief guest, and Yogarathna Sri Gopalakrishna Delampady was the guest of honour. Prof. Dr. R. Narayana Charyulu, Vice-Principal, NGSMIPS introduced the guests and welcomed the gathering. Prof. Charyulu gave an elaborate introduction to the background and experience of Sri. Gopalakrishna Delampady in the field of yoga and highlighted his contributions towards the wellness of the community. Prof. Dr. Dhanesh Kumar KU delivered an insightful speech highlighting the importance of practicing yoga and its potential therapeutic benefits in helping individuals achieve mind-body balance. He emphasized the theme of International Yoga Day 2023, 'Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' encapsulating our common quest for 'One Earth, One Family and One Future'. He elaborated on the significance of commemorating Yoga Day to endorse not just physical health, but mental and emotional well-being as well. He pointed out the noteworthy benefit of yoga as a tool for holistic healing and spiritual growth of the individual.

Sri Gopalakrishna Delampady participated in an interactive session with all participants, teaching various yoga poses and techniques with a focus on how they can have a positive impact on physical and mental health. He provided detailed explanations of each yoga posture and its benefits, demonstrated them flawlessly, and involved everyone in the process. The session started with basic breathing exercises and gradually progressed to different asanas. Overall, this guided session provided practical insights into how the regular practice of yoga can help improve overall health and well-being.

After the yoga practice session Prof. Dr. CS Shastry, Principal, NGSMIPS, delivered the presidential remark. He commended both the guests for their tireless commitment to yoga and recognized the services of Prof. Dhanesh Kumar in introducing yoga in the curriculum. He also mentioned the dedication of Sri Gopalakrishna to popularizing yoga among common people and congratulated him for his achievements and accolades. He urged students to practice yoga daily. Dr. Shastry expressed his hope that through this initiative, students would lead a healthier and happier life. Students, PhD scholars, teaching & non-teaching staff members of the institute participated in the program. Ms. Shailasree, II BPharm was the master of ceremony and Ms. Kavya, II BPharm proposed the vote of thanks.