International Yoga Day 2018

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The Centre celebrated International Yoga Day jointly with ICAR – DFR, Pune on 21st June 2018. A “Yoga Workshop” was organized in the premises of ICAR-DFR, College of Agriculture Campus, Shivaji Nagar, Pune in association with ICAR-NRCG, Pune, Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune and TEC-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Regional Station, Pune. The International Day of Yoga Celebrations, 2018 was attended by Scientists, Technical staff, Administrative staff and contractual staff from ICAR–Directorate of Floricultural Research, Pune, Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune and Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Regional Station, Pune. Yoga experts from B.K.S. Iyengar Institute, Pune conducted the “Yoga Workshop” and also demonstrated important Asanas for the benefit of all the participants. The programme commenced with Common Yoga Protocol followed by Mass Yoga Performance. Sh. Swapnil Gadekar, explained the importance of yoga, benefits of different Asanas, how the different Asanas have to be performed and science behind each Asana. All the staff performed various Aasanas, such as Vrikshasana, Tadasana, Chakratadasana, Makarasana, Praanayams, Anulom, Vilom etc. Dr. K. V. Prasad, Director of ICAR–Directorate of Floricultural Research, Pune enlightened the gathering about the unique contribution of India to the mankind in terms of its contribution to Yoga. Dr. P. Naveen Kumar, Principal Scientist (Floriculture and Landscaping), ICAR- DFR, Pune, proposed formal vote of thanks. The necessary arrangements for conduct of the programme was done by team ICAR -DFR, Pune.

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