International Yoga Day: Noida students, jail inmates take up the healthy postures

International Yoga Day was observed by various sections of people in Noida on June 21

noida Updated: Jun 21, 2017 23:18 IST
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BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqwi (centre) takes part in a yoga session held at Sector 50, Noida, on Wednesday.(Salman Ali/HT Photo)

The city on Wednesday turned health conscious on the occasion of the International Yoga Day. People from all age groups took part in the yoga day celebrations held at various parts of the city.

Even jail inmates were not immune to the charm of yoga. Prisoners of Luskar Jail, Gautam Budh Nagar, also took part in the celebration along with district magistrate and other senior officials. They performed various asanas and were also informed about the benefits of meditation and yoga by experts.

Various educational institutes organised yoga classes for students and teachers. Amity University conducted yoga sessions to spread awareness about the benefits of yoga for a holistic living and peace of mind at its campus in Sector 125, Noida.

Kailash Institute of Nursing also organised a yoga session for its faculty and students. Various organisations such as Patanjali, Art of Living, Brahma Kumaris and several NGOs also marked their presence on yoga day.

GL Bajaj Institute of Management & Research (GLBIMR), Greater Noida also celebrated yoga day by organising a session on “Yog Se Nirog” at its campus. This initiative was taken under the guidance of Dr Urvashi Makkar, director general, GLBIMR.

Yogasanas recommended by the government were performed by people while celebrating yoga day. Many residential societies also celebrated the day with families taking part in the sessions.

“We also organised yoga classes between 5.30 am and 7 am. Around 150 residents took part in it. Experts from Bhartiya Yog Sansthan taught us yoga postures,” said Amrish Tyagi, president, residents’ welfare association, Sector 52.

Sharda University also celebrated the 3rd International Yoga Day. Pro-Chancellor YK Gupta requested the participants to adopt yoga as habit and not just as event.

More than 500 people attended the event, including students from Vietnam, Bhutan, Nigeria and Mexico

First Published: Jun 21, 2017 23:18 IST