Necessary arrangements have been made at the venue for the Prime Minister’s address. After 7.00AM, the Yoga session will be started, to be followed by a lecture on ‘Yoga for Humanity’ by Dr. Amulya Ranjan Mahapatra, Educationist, Yoga preacher and Founder of Ramkrishna Mission, Koraput.
The University had a more than month-long preparation with different activities among students and staff ahead of the International Day of Yoga on 21 June 2022. The University conducted different activities in the campus including Yoga workshop for students on 11 May 2022; an essay competition in Odia, English and Hindi with the topic ‘Covid19 and the relevance of Yoga in facing the challenges among the students on 25-27 May 2022; a quiz competition on Yoga for non-teaching staff on 13 June 2022.
The University organized a programme on ‘Yoga Session with Expert’ on 16-17 June 2022 on its campus at Sunabeda for non-teaching staff and research scholars. The programme is embedded with the ongoing Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) celebrations. Yoga expert Shri Jay Kumar Pradhan from Art of Living conducted the session. Prof. Sharat Kumar Palita, Vice-Chancellor I/c. conveyed his best wishes for the successful completion of the Yoga Session.
Prof. Asit Kumar Das, Registrar inaugurated the programme and delivered an inaugural address in the Yoga Session. He highlighted about the importance and benefits of Yoga for the human being in his address. He said “Yoga is important for everyone’s life as it helps in balancing the relationship between body and mind. It deals with the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness of the person and society”.