ICAR-CIWA Bhubaneswar celebrated International Day of Yoga 2020

Yoga is an invaluable ancient Indian practice with numerous benefits to both physical and mental health. Yoga has proven its benefits on general health and immunity enhancement, along with its globally accepted role as a stress buster. Addressing the nation on International Yoga Day 2020, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji stressed the benefits of yoga and how it is helping the world in the fight against coronavirus pandemic. Yoga has emerged as a force for unity and it does not discriminate as it goes beyond race, colour, gender, faith and nations.

In view of the highly infectious nature of the virus causing COVID-19, the International Day of Yoga (IDY) on 21st June 2020 was celebrated by the staff members of ICAR-Central Institute for Women in Agriculture, Bhubaneswar at home around the themes Yoga @Home and Yoga with family The Common Yoga Protocol to be followed was circulated to all the staff earlier. All the staff members actively performed the Common Yoga Protocol either individually or with family within the confines of their homes from 7:00 A.M. to 7:45 A.M. Subsequently, they also performed customized 15-minutes programme on Yoga. The programme was facilitated by Dr. S. K. Srivastva, Director and coordinated by Dr. A. K. Panda, Nodal Officer, IDY.