The International Yoga Day is the brainchild of Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi who suggested this idea during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014.
175 nations including USA, Canada and China co-sponsored the resolution. It had the highest number of co-sponsors ever for any UNGA Resolution of such nature.
On Tuesday the 21st June 2016, 173 countries had activities to celebrate this ancient discipline, which originated in India but has now spread around the world.
The day was also celebrated at The Neotia University Campus , West Bengal on 21st June, 2016 with much enthusiasm. The programme was co-ordinated by Mr. Gopal Bhandari, Sports Officer with the support committee constituted by the Dr. Rajeev Verma, Registrar of the University for this purpose.
A group demonstrated colourful Rhythm Yoga and Posture Yoga on the Campus. The hour-long programme was headed by Mr Biplab Hom. Who explained about Yoga Practice and its importance in day to day life and various Asanas which can be practiced to relieve stress, anxiety, anger, long sitting problems, diabetes, frozen shoulder, backache and spondylities etc.
Dr. Rajeev Verma, Registrar in his address praised the group for their outstanding performance and explained about the necessity of Yoga in the daily life to every individual.
Finally, Prof. A.K. Bose, Advisor, Mechanical Engineering Department delivered lecture on Yoga and explained on how Yoga culture was developed in India and the same has been adopted by other foreign countries later-on. He highlighted the importance of Yoga in day to day living and shared his personal experiences about the benefits from the Practice of Yoga.
Prizes were given to the students who have participated, and demonstrated the Yoga. Sweets were distributed to faculties, students and guests.
The programme ended with a vote of thanks speech delivered by Dr. Rajeev Verma, Registrar of The Neotia University West Bengal.