Mangaluru, Jun 23: The NCC units, National Service Scheme (NSS), student activity cell, yoga students and staff of St Aloysius College (Autonomous), here, observed International Yoga Day on June 21 at the Arrupe Block of St Aloysius College through the Google Meet platform.//
Dr Sudhindra Prabhu, professor at Yenepoya Dental College, in the city was the chief guest. He spoke on the theme 'Stress, Meditation, Myths and Science'. Yogaratna Gopalakrishna Delampady gave a fitting message on International Yoga Day demonstrating a few yogasanas and describing the importance of the asanas.
Dr Alwyn D’Sa, the registrar/controller of Examinations of St Aloysius College (Autonomous) in his presidential remarks congratulated the students and staff for their interest and activities in yoga. He also explained how yoga can convert one’s negative thoughts into positive ones. He briefed about the regular yoga presentation and activities of yogaratna Gopalakrishna Delampady, an eminent alumna of the college.
Dr Ishwara Bhat, dean of the Students Welfare Committee welcomed the participants. Paloma Rodrigues, the secretary for Cultural Activities compered the programme. Rochelle Pais proposed the vote of thanks.
International Day for Yoga was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly on June 21, 2015. Since its inception, the International Day of Yoga is observed annually all over the world.