NSS Unit of Kathua Campus, University of Jammu in collaboration with the Campus Cultural Committee under the banner of Azadi ka Amrut Mahastova celebrated the International Yoga Day 2022 and as a part of Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) launched by the Ministry of Ayush, Govt. of India for the students of Kathua Campus and U.I.E.T.
The event was held under the patronage of Dr. Meenakshi Kilam, Rector, Kathua Campus. In her message, she said that “Yoga is a philosophy for achieving purest form of self-awareness, devoid of all impurity and negativity. Our ancient Yoga masters teach harmonious living for life for blissful and divine life. Yoga must be inculcated in the daily life by every individual particularly by the young students ”
Professor Susheel Sharma, Coordinator, UIET also in his message said that”Yoga is essentially spiritual, its efficacy in the management and prevention of diseases and the promotional aspects have been very well established since time immemorial”.
The session was organized to sensitize the participants to stay motivated and lead a healthy lifestyle by practicing YOGA in their daily lives.
Teaching faculty/Non-teaching staff of the Kathua Campus and U.I.E.T. along with students of the Campus/U.I.E.T. participated in this event with enthusiasm. The yoga instructor Mrs. Shalini Gupta demonstrated Various Yoga asanas for the well-being of the participants The event was organized under the supervision of Mr. Amit Sharma, NSS Programme Officer, Kathua Campus and Mr. Sarvdaman Sharma, In-charge NSS activities, U.I.E.T. Mr. Amit Sharma appreciated efforts of the NSS volunteers and said “Yoga is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature and a holistic approach to health and well-being. Yoga is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with ourselves, the world and Nature.” All the faculty members, officers, non-teaching staff and NSS volunteers of Kathua Campus and UIET including Dr. Vivek Sharma, Dr Sourabh Shastri, Dr. Sunny Sharma, Mr Pranav Ratta, Ms Ritika Goyal, Ms Anjally Gupta, Dr. Mahesh Kaul, Ms Tiharika Nath among others participated in the International Yoga day 2022 celebration.
Kathua Campus, University of Jammu organized a plantation drive on the eve of ‘World Environment Day’ in collaboration with the ‘Parvarayan Gatividhi’, an organization dedicated to bio-diversity and environment conservation as part of the country-wide ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations under the theme of year 2022 #OnlyOneEarth. The drive was aimed at highlighting the critical importance of safeguarding the natural resources of the ‘Mother Earth’. Mr. Kewal Bali ji, a renowned environmental activist from ‘Parvarayan Gatividhi’, was the key resource person on the occasion.
Dr. Meenakshi Kilam, Rector, Kathua Campus while applauding the efforts of the participants assured that more such activities shall be conducted on large scale in the times to come under the aegis of ‘Green India Clean India’ campaign. Professor Susheel Sharma, Coordinator, UIET also in his message said that “We are committed to make Kathua Campus ecofriendly” while highlighting the importance of such activities in present scenario of Global Warming. Further, Mr. Amit Sharma, NSS Programme Officer while stressing upon the rationale of the drive said that “Institutional forestation is one of the most important components of our ecofriendly policy to create green assets within the Campus.” Mr Pankaj Khajuria, Assistant Registrar, Kathua Campus played a pivotal role in procuring the plants and mobilizing stakeholders for the drive. Speaking on the occasion, he said that being peak summer and the survival rate of the plants being a little low, a small plantation drive (20-25 saplings) was conducted to mark the importance of ‘Environment Day’ that shall be followed by series of major ones in the upcoming rainy season.
All the faculty members, officers, non-teaching staff and NSS volunteers of Kathua Campus and UIET including Dr Mahesh Kaul, Dr Zaheen Ansari, Ms Tiharika Nath, Ms Kamakashi, Er. Saravdhaman among others participated in the said drive thereby planting saplings of different varieties including medicinal and ornamental plants.