STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: The Department of Students Welfare in collaboration with the Directorate of Sports and Physical Education, University of Jammu organised a lecture on topic ‘Holistic Health, Science of Stress and its Management through Yoga’ by Dr T R Raina, former Head Blood Bank, GMC and former Programme Director Advanced Yoga Center Government Medical College, Jammu at Brig Rajinder Singh Auditorium. On the occasion, Prof Manoj Dhar, Vice-Chancellor University of Jammu, was the Chief Guest, who said that the success and meaningfulness of the programme could be gauged from the participative response from each and everyone which included students, scholars, faculty members and the staff of the University in the jam-packed auditorium. He said that yoga uplifts spiritual values and improves ones outlook towards life. Prof Dhar highlighted the importance of conducting such programmes for the holistic development of the students and announced more such programmes for the overall benefit of all the stakeholders. Earlier, Prof Shailendra Singh Jamwal, Dean Students Welfare, in his welcome address said that the Department of Students Welfare in collaboration with the Directorate of Sports & Physical Education has charted out various programmes for the physical as well as mental health of the students. Dr Daud Iqbal Baba, Director Directorate of Sports & Physical Education, University of Jammu was also present on the dais. Dr Raina in his presentation explained the importance of stress management through Yoga which is as much scientific as being spiritual. He highlighted the importance of stress management which is a prerequisite for healthy body and mind particularly in the contemporary lifestyle where we are surrounded by stress and tension. The programme was conducted by Ifra Kak, Cultural Officer (SW) and was coordinated by Dr. Garima Gupta, Assistant Dean (SW). Amongst those who attended the programme include Dr Neeraj Sharma, Dr Parvinder, Dr Pallavi Sachdeva, Dr. Vinay Thusso, Raj Kumar, Vikas Karlopia, Ravish, Dr. Bali, Harvinder Pal Singh, P.D Singh, Jai Bharat and Vinod Sharma. The hall management was looked after by Sumeet Sharma, Sunny Singh, Rajat Salgotra and Sachin. The sound was handled by Kulbhushan Thakur and Arif Paul.
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