CUK, Physical Edu College Gbl celebrate International Yoga Day
Srinagar, June 21: The Directorate of Students Welfare (DSW) Central University of Kashmir (CUK) in association with Government College of Physical Education (GCPE), Ganderbal celebrated International Yoga Day at varsity’s Nowgam-I academic block on Tuesday.
The student representatives of both the institutions and some faculty members of CUK performed different Yoga Asnas shown by the trainer and Assistant Professor GCPE, Mr. Irfan Hussain.
Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir, Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar, Chief Warden, Dr. Farooq Ahmad Shah, DSW Director, Dr. Fayaz A Nikka and Assistant Professor, (GCPE), Mr. Showkat Hussain were among others present on the occasion.
Addressing the participants, Prof. Mehraj ud Din, said that performing Yoga helps in rejuvenating the mind and the body. “Without physical exercise, an individual can’t have sound body and mind,” Prof. Mehraj ud Din said after witnessing the Yoga Asnas performed by the students. He said that physical exercise was must for the overall development of human beings. The Vice-Chancellor said that the varsity was contemplating to establish a full-fledged Yoga centre in near future.
He added that the varsity in collaboration with GCPE will hold more such programmes and other activities related to physical development of individuals in future for the benefit of the students and staff of CUK.
Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar while speaking on the occasion also highlighted the advantages of performing Yoga. He underscored the need of performing physical exercises for maintaining good health.
DSW Director, Dr. Fayaz A Nikka in his address discussed threadbare the importance of Yoga in strengthening the physical and mental capacities and capabilities of the human beings.
Assistant Professor, (GCPE), Mr. Showkat Hussain, later gave a detailed presentation on “Role of Yoga Towards Health.”