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The Nss unit of Carmel college of Arts,Science and Commerce for Women,Nuvem,Goa celebrated International Day of Yoga (IDY) on the 21st of June,2022 to support the initiative of the Ministry of Ayush,the nodal ministry for ,Government of India for observation of International Day of Yoga,embedding it with the ongoing Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav(AKAM) celebrations.

The program started with a prayer,following which the Resource person for the day,Ms. Ashwini Kumar, explained the different aspects of yoga and yogic living,with the help of  a powerpoint presentation.This was followed by a session on some basic asanas under the Common Yoga Protocol under the guidance and  expertise of Ms Ashwini Kumar,Yoga Expert,trained by Sadguru Yog Gurukul,Tapobhoomi, Ponda,Goa. She conducts yoga training for various events in  different parts of Goa.

Ms.Ashwini Kumar was assisted by Mr. Subash Gogi,who was the Demonstrator for the yoga sessions. Mr. Subash Gogi is a practicing yogi  and a  swimming instructor.

The Principal,along with staff and students enthusiastically participated in the event and attempted the yoga asanas according to their abilities.The vote of thanks was proposed by Mr. Virroy Dias.The event ended with the singing of the National Anthem. 30 persons, including 17 staff and 13 students participated in the yoga sessions. Despite it being the exam month,the participation of staff and students was appreciable.

Live streaming of the event at the college was done through instagram .

The NSS unit of the college had also encouraged staff and students for  the viewing of the live streaming of the address by Hon’ble Prime minister,Hon’ble Union minister and other dignitaries at 6.40 am on the 21st of june 2022 by creating and sharing link to all ,enabling a shared platform that was an attempt towards team building and spreading yoga awareness and involvement  to every participant’s households.

The  NSS unit of the college had kick started the 2 month long celebrations of IDY from April to June by holding a number of activities spread across the months to  create awareness,maintain the momentum and drum up enthusiasm among the staff and students for the countdown of IDY celebrations. Activities organized by the NSS unit of then on the theme of Yoga college include  :

  1. Individual video making competition

Winners: 1st place -Geeta Angadi , 2nd place -Rita Kumari,FYBA (C)

  1. Physical poster making competition on Yoga

Winners: 1st place- Anquita Barreto FYBSc(A),2nd place Myra dias TYBCom(B)

  1. 1 minute short film/ video making competition on Yoga (interclass)

Winners: 1st place- Nikita Maze(SY.BCom A),2nd place Aneza Fernandes(TYBCom A)