In December 2014, the United Nations
General Assembly declared June 21 as the
International Day of Yoga, after the call for
the adoption of 21 June as International Day
of Yoga was made by the Hon’ble Indian
Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. As a part
of the global initiative and as an endeavour
towards promoting a holistic approach to
health and well-being, IIT Goa celebrated the
“International Yoga Day” on its GEC campus.
The program started with an address by Prof.
Sharad Bhartiya, Dean, IIT Goa, in which
he laid a lot of importance on well being
and health of human body and soul through
yoga. He said, “With International Yoga Day
Celebrations, Yoga has become a universal
phenomenon and it is a joyous moment for us
to be a part of it”.
Going further Mr. Vinod Chimulkar
from Patanjali Yog Samiti, Ponda and his
team gave a lecture-cum-demonstration
on yoga with the help of volunteers. Students
and faculty members of the Institute also
performance yoga together on the occasion.