On June 21, 2022, MGIMS hosted the “International Yoga Day” from 6.30 to 7.30 am at the old auditorium. There were close to 85 people present, including MGIMS faculties, staff, and undergraduate students, making it a packed house.
This day is celebrated every year to spread awareness about the importance and health benefits of yoga. This year’s theme is, "Yoga for Humanity". The day began with the recitation of Gayatri Mantra followed by Lighting of the Holy lamp by the distinguished dignitaries Dr. BS Garg, Secretary Kasturba Health Society, Dr. NM Gangane, Dean, MGIMS and Dr. O P Gupta, former Emeritus Professor of Medicine.
The program commenced with Yogic Sukshmavyayam (subtle movements of joints). It was followed by Suryanamaskar & asanas on sitting, standing & lying down posture such as Vajrasana, Mandukasana, Vakrasana, Gomukasana, Paschimottanasana, Tadasana, Trikonasana, Vrikshasana, Padahastasana, Sethubandhasana The Yog guru leading the entire session ensured to impart the beneficial effects of each of the Asanas concurrently with the demonstration of the same. The regime further continued with Pranayama (breathing technique) and ended with Shanti prayer.
Without any further ado, Dr. NM Gangane was called upon to deliver his address on the occasion by the co-ordinator of the event, Dr. Prashanth A from the department of Physiology. Dean emphasized on the theme of this year and urged the attendees to foster the spree of Yoga even in the future.
On a similar note, Dr. Garg stated that our campus has a facility available to anyone who wishes to profit from this ancient indigenous art. Following this, the dignitaries presented Shri Ashish Gujar, the Yog guru, a souvenir and a floral bouquet as a token of gratitude from the students of the I MBBS Batch 2021.
Towards the end, as a representation from the first year students who had attended a 12 day long yogic regime, Ms. Anoushka and Ms. Akshaya shared their profound experiences. It was astonishing to note that Anoushka’s ankle twist got managed and relieved her of the nagging pain. Similarly, Akshaya observed tremendous improvisation in her aerobic capacity which she epitomized by recitation of “OMKAR”. The attendees were served herbal tea from Arogydham to mark the end of the occasion.