ICAR – Directorate of Floricultural Research, Pune celebrated International Day of Yoga on 21st June 2017 (Wednesday). A “Yoga Workshop” was organized in the premises of ICAR-DFR, College of Agriculture Campus, Shivaji Nagar, Pune in association with Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune and TEC-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Regional Station, Pune. The International Day of Yoga Celebrations, 2017 was attended by Scientists, Technical staff, Administrative staff and Project Assistants from ICAR–Directorate of Floricultural Research, Pune, Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune and Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Regional Station, Pune. Yoga expert Mr. S. S. Wange from Regional Station, Indian Agricultural Research 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. Shri S. S. Wange, 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 Tadasana, Chakratadasana, Makarasana, Praanayams, Anulom, Vilom etc. Later Dr. Lakhan Singh, Director, Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune, urged the employees to perform Yoga regularly and adopt healthy lifestyle for better health and wellbeing. 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, Mathematics, Astronomy and many more scientific fields. Dr. 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-DFR, Pune.
ICAR-Directorate of Floricultural Research,
College of Agriculture Campus Shivajinagar,
Pune 411 005,
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