UGC directs varsities to observe International Yoga Day on June 21 and take online pledge

The University Grants Commission has written a letter to vice-chancellors of all the universities and higher education institutes in India to observe the International Day of Yoga on June 21, with adherence to COVID-19 appropriate behaviour. The UGC asked the varsities to perform Yoga with the theme “Be with Yoga, be at home” for building immunity and relief from stress. 

UGC directs varsities to observe International Yoga Day on June 21 and take online pledge

The commission also encouraged students, faculty members, officers, and staff of the universities and colleges to take an online pledge to make Yoga an integral part of their life at yoqa.ayush.gov.in.

The UGC in its letter asked varsities “to maximise the use of digital, virtual and electronic platform over the physical congregation of people. “ It also urged universities to use social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc to upload videos and facilitate online participation in IDY-2021 on June 21. 

A copy of the common yoga protocol, suggested activities for IDY-2021, IDY handbook reference has also been uploaded on the website, yoga.ayush.gov.in for institutes to refer to. The varsities and colleges are also asked to upload the details of the events carried on the day on the UGC websites as well.

UGC directs varsities to observe International Yoga Day on June 21 and take online pledge

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