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    GDC Doda celebrates 7th International Yoga Day-2021 and Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Doda.

    GDC Doda celebrates 7th International Yoga Day-2021 and Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav

     To commemorate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav (75 years of India‚Äôs Independence) and to celebrate 7th International Yoga Day- 2021, the NSS Unit and NCC, Naval Wing of GDC Doda organized Yoga contest and webinar under the guidance and patronage of Dr. Shafqat Husssain Rafiqi, Principal of the college. He lauded the efforts of students who participated in these activities and also, encouraged them to perform yoga asanas at home to overcome the challenges posed by covid-19 pandemic. The webinar focused upon the importance of Yoga in the current scenario. Dr. Sunil Kumar Salaida, HoD, Department of Hindi, GDC Bishnah delivered the keynote lecture in this event. He gave a brief historical background of the Yoga, various types of Yoga asanas and discussed the relevance Yoga in the present scenario. He also, motivated the students to adopt the yogic way of life for achieving success in all frontiers of life. Prof. Zain Bin Hussain Batt also screened a yoga video compilation contributed by the NCC (Naval Wing) cadets at the end of webinar.
    An online UT level Yoga contest was also organized on this occasion in which students from different colleges of the Union Territory participated by sending their yoga video entries. About 26 yoga videos were received from NCC cadets, NSS volunteers and other college students from different parts of the Union Territory of J&K. They were evaluated by revered Yoga experts namely Dr. Satya Priya (Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Sanskrit, JU) and Sh. Sudershan Kumar (Yoga Instructor, School Education Department). The students were evaluated on the basis of right way of practising the Yoga asanas. The first, second and third prizes were bagged by Priya Chivalry Singh (GCOE), Nishta Kaur (GCW, Parade) and Jagdeep Singh (GDC Doda) respectively. The two consolation prizes were won by Simran Devi (GDC Doda) and Sunakshi Thakur (GCW Parade). Besides, e-certificates were issued to all the participants. The event was coordinated by Dr. Sumit Kotwal, NSS Programme Officer and Prof. Zain Bin Hussain Batt, CTO, NCC (Naval Wing).