The online World Yoga Day on 21st June, 2020 has been conducted for the students and staff of University of Agriculture Science, Dharwad. The programme was jointly organised by NAHEP-IDP and RAFTAAR on a digital platform zoom. Dr. Sandesh Hiremath has been invited as yoga teacher. Dr. Umesh Mukthamath, Professor of Physical Education, UAS, Dharwad welcomed the guest. Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Dr. M. B. Chetti has formally inaugurated international yoga day. Dr. Sandesh Hiremath demonstrated yoga asanas like Surya Namskar, Vakrasana, Sethubhandhasana, Halasana, Bhujangaasana, Shelabhasana and Pranayama. He explained to the participants about the importance and benefits of the asanas.
Dr. M. B. Chetti, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, UAS, Dharwad after inaugurating stressed the need for practice of yoga every day to all the staff and students. He also narrated importance of World Yoga day that India has given yogasana to the world and every day it is becoming popular throughout the world and also he opined that Yoga has been proved one of the means to develop immunity and strong mindset to fight against COVID-19. Dr. A. S. Vastrad, Nodal officer, IDP proposed vote of thanks. Dr. K. V. Ashalata, Associate Coordinator, IDP and Dr. P. U. Krishnaraj, IDP Coordinator were present.