More than 1000 enthusiasts participated in GTU’s International Yoga Day
Ahmedabad: If students, professors and other staff members of colleges jointly perform Yoga at least once a week, then during whole week they will become fit and fine. This idea was mooted by Dr. Rajul Gajjar, In-charge Vice Chancellor of Gujarat Technological University (GTU) while addressing the gathering of International Yoga Day celebration. More than 1000 enthusiasts participated in the celebration at Chandkheda campus of GTU.
A congregation of students and faculty members from colleges all across the Ahmedabad city and surrounding areas as well as staff of GTU participated in the Yoga Day celebrations. This includes big groups from Vishwakarma Government Engineering College (VGEC), Venus Group of Colleges including Aadishwar College of Technology and Arihant School of Pharmacy & BRI, Saffrony institute of technology & LCIT from Bhandu near Mehsana. Especially service of students and faculty members from VGEC as volunteers was really appreciative.
Dr. Gajjar advised students, faculty members and GTU staff to keep in mind the benefits of Yoga as a broader aspect. She said that while enjoying nature we feel peace of mind, but the feeling may be for few minutes. If we want such feeling long term, then we have to perform Yoga. Many problems of students can be solved with the help of it. Yoga is from vast experience of our saints. Patanjali started teaching Yoga since Fourth century. Now our Prime Minister Hon. Shri Narendrabhai Modi has brought it for us to become fit and fine. Under the guidance of our hon. Chief Minister Smt. Anandiben Patel and Education ministers Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama and Smt. Vasuben Trivedi, very big celebration of Yoga day is underway. So let us become part of it. Let us take pledge to make yoga as a part of our lifestyle.
Each college under the GTU were told to send their team including students and faculties to become a part of history. Colleges gave encouraging response and sent their teams. Yoga instructors Smt. Anju Lalani and Shri Parag Brahmabhatt of Lakulish Yoga University served in the event as instructor. GTU has started Yoga Training to students and faculties as well as staff of around 461 colleges affiliated with GTU. The training session was organised during 10th June to 20th June, 2015. Shri J.C.Lilani, I/c Registrar and other top officials and faculty members as well staff participated in the event. Dr. Nidhi Arora & Dr. Pankaj Patel, Directors of GTU & co-ordinators of the event thanked all for making the event successful. Jignasa Acharya & Ushma Sanghavi have jointly performed as anchor of the event. Winners of the Yoga essay contest were felicitated in the event. Among them 1st prize Ramsnehi Meghna(Sarawajanik College), 2nd prize Maravaniya Urvshi (VGEC college), 3rd prize Govani Radha(VGEC College), 4th prize Saloni parikh(VGEC College), 5th prize Sengundhar Mudhaliar (Hasmukh Goswami).