7th International Yoga Day, 2021

The International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually on 21 June since 2015, following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. The Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, in his UN address in 2014, had suggested the date of 21st June, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares a special significance in many parts of the world.
The Literary committee of Himalayan college of Nursing observed 7th International Yoga Day with the theme "Be with Yoga, Be at Home" on 21st June, 2021. On the Occasion of International Day of Yoga-2021 theme focuses upon telling people to stay motivated at home and adopt a healthy lifestyle by doing exercise and yoga. Exercise helps us to stay optimistic and yoga helps us to explore new ideas to spend time and earn money without going outside. A total of 314 students from the B.Sc. Nursing 1st Year , B.Sc. Nursing 2nd Year, GNM 1st , 2nd & 3rd Year and M.Sc. Nursing 1st Year took pledge to make Yoga as integral part of their life.
Dr Sanchita Pugazhendi, Dean, Faculty of Nursing, on occasion of International Yoga Day, motivated students to stay at home and encouraged them to continue yogic life style and yogic exercises at home individually and with family members.
Nursing student enthusiastically performed Yoga at their home and shared participatory photographs (enclosed).

Ms. Preeti Prabha
Chairperson, Literary Committee