CANCHIPUR: 2nd May 2018
Manipur University has organized the YOGA RUN 2018 today to celebrate “50 Days to International Day of Yoga 21st June, 2018”. This yoga run is to celebrate the International Day of Yoga (IDY) on 21st June, 2018 and to take forward the momentum created by International Day of Yoga 2015, 2016, & 2017 with greater and more active participation of youth during the current year celebration.
The Yoga Run was flagged off by Professor M. Shyamkesho Singh, Registrar, Manipur University at 6:30 a.m from Traffic Island of Manipur University. Prof. Kh. Tomba Singh, Dean of Students Welfare, MU also attended the occasion. More than 300 students, officials and other yoga enthusiasts of Manipur University were present at the flag off function.
The main objective of today’s run is to build a culture and environment for Yoga in Universities, and other higher education institute. Various activities related to the celebration of IYD - 2018 are being discussed to exert the momentum of Yoga among the youth.
According to Dr. M. Nodiyachand Singh, Asst. Professor, Department of Physical Education & Sports Science, Manipur University who is the nodal officer for celebration of IYD asserted that various activities including short-term training programme for 45 days from 1st week of April 2018 onwards, sate level conference on Yoga, selection of best poster presentation, best research paper presentation & yogathons which will carry prizes on Yoga Day, one-day state level conference on Yoga, quiz competition, special yoga demonstration and debates are in the pipeline.
The run was later concluded with a formal function at Dr. Kamal Indoor Hall of Manipur University.