A 2-day international virtual symposium on the outbreak of COVID-19, organised to mark the 6th International Day of Yoga, was inaugurated on Thursday.
The symposium is being organised by the Faculty of Yogic Sciences, Shoolini University. Yoga experts from over half a dozen countries are participating in the symposium.
In his inaugural address, Vice Chancellor Prof P K Khosla said “Yoga is very important to attain spiritual energy and dedication to work. I am 80 years young and working regularly without any hitches because I practice meditation and Kriya Yoga every day since last 28 years”. He said the University has created facilities and encourages students and faculty members to practice Yoga.
The International Symposium is being attended online by national and International academicians which include Dr. I.V Basavaraddi, Advisor, Yoga and Naturopathy, Ministry of AYUSH and Director of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga. In his inaugural speech he said there are reports that “Yoga is being practiced more by people since the outbreak of COVID-19 for improving their immunity system”. He urged all participants to join “My Life My Yoga” contest launched by PM Narendra Modi.
Founder of Yog Bharti Himachal Pradesh, Shri Nivas Murthy also attended the symposium and shared his views on the importance of PanchKosha.
Prof Suresh Lal Barnwal, Head, Department of Yogic Science and Human consciousness, Dean, School of Indology, Dean Faculty of Yoga & Health, at Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar, discussed the significance of Yoga and have details of cures through practice of yoga.
Ms Antonietta Rozzi, founder of Sarva Yoga International, Italy, Teacher of Pedagogy and Yoga at Bolzano University, Italy, said more such symposiums should be organised to create awareness about Yoga among the masses.
Dr Subodh Sourabh Singh, Head, Faculty of Yogic Sciences at Shoolini University talked about the benefits of Yoga for health and to keep our self-strong and safe in the pandemic situation. Everybody should practice Yoga at home and stay physically and mentally healthy.
Dr. Mala Tripathi, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Yogic Sciences said “we all are facing various mental challenges due to COVID-19 and practicing Yoga is the best way to become healthy and safe.
Dr. Manju Jaidka, Professor of English at Shoolini University welcomed and introduced all the participants and also explained the wisdom of Yoga.