CUSB Celebrates International Day of Yoga at Panchanpur
The Central University of South Bihar (CUSB) celebrated Yoga Day in compliance with the directives of MHRD on the occasion of International Day of Yoga on 21st June, 2018 for the first time at its permanent campus situated at Panchanpur (Gaya). On the occasion of Yoga Day, a special one hour Yoga practicing session was conducted from 7 AM to 8:00 AM in the sprawling campus of the University. The Yoga practicing session was formally inaugurated by Vice-Chancellor Prof. Harish Chandra Singh Rathore by lightening the lamp. After the inauguration, the Yoga practicing session was conducted by Dean Students’ Welfare (DSW) Dr. Sanat Kumar Sharma, a proficient ‘Yoga Guru’ with Diploma in Yoga from BHU, a certificate course in & Yogic Practices for Better Living; an ardent Yoga practitioner. After describing about the importance of Yoga, Dr. Sharma, conducted the session as prescribed in the Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) of International Day of Yoga which was participated by the Vice-Chancellor Prof. H.C.S. Rathore, Registrar Dr. Gayathri Vishwanath Patil, Proctor Prof. Kaushal Kishore, Dean Dr. Rekha Agrawal, officers, staff, faculty and students.
The session started with the introductory remarks of Dr. Sharma in which he said that Yoga connects the mind, body and soul with the nature. Further, he described about the difference of Pranayam and Asana. The Yoga session progressed further with prayer in meditative posture with Namaskara Mudra “Omm Saṃgacchadhvaṃ saṃvadadhvaṃ, saṃ vo manāṃsi jānatām, devā bhāgaṃ yathā pūrve, sañjānānā upāsate, Omm Shantih, Shantih, Shantih.” Further, Yoga was undertaken in various Yogaasana (Yoga postures) such as standing postures, sitting postures, prone lying postures, and supine lying postures. The participants under the guidance of Dr. Sharma did attain number of Yoga postures to the limit their body permitted, which were taadaasan, vrikshaasan, ardha chakraasana, vajrsana, utthana mandukaasana, bhujangasana, shalabhaasana, setubandhaasana, pavana muktaasana, shavaasana, kapaalbharti, pranayama and dhayana (meditation).
The Yoga practice session concluded with Sankalpa, “I commit myself to always be in a balanced state of mind. It is in the state that my highest self-development reaches its greatest possibility. I commit to do my duty to self, family, at work, to society, and to the world, for the promotion of peace, health and harmony”. This was followed by the Shaanti Paatha, “Omm, Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah, Sarve Santu Niramayah, Sarve Bhadrani Pashyantu, Maa Kaschit Dukha Bhagbhavet, Oom Shantih, Shantih, Shantih”. At last the participants shared their positive experiences of the Yoga session.