Chandigarh June 21, 2018
4th International Yoga Day at PU

Panjab University(PU), Chandigarh celebrated 4th International Yoga Day by performing 
the common Yoga Protocol from 6:00 am to 8:00 am by more than 500 people including 
students, faculties, local residents, NSS volunteers at Gymnasium Hall, PU Manishisant 
Munishri Dr. Vinay Kumar Ji “Alok” , was the chief guest and addressed the gathering. 
        The Sports Department made the arrangements for LED screen for listening to 
Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh. Narinder Modi address to the Nation. Present on the 
occasion was  Prof. Shankarji Jha, DUI, Dr. Parminder Singh, Director Sports, Dr. 
Rakesh Malik, Dy Director Sports and other faculty members. The event was concluded 
with the National Anthem.
Since the inception of the celebrations of international day of yoga since 2015, 
Panjab University Chandigarh regularly provides yoga classes to the campus people and 
to the outsiders as well. P.U time to time organised yoga activities, yoga lectures, 
Awareness campaign, rally for yoga, free yoga services to the public, consultancy for 
treating disorders/diseases through yoga and nature therapies for the whole year 
without any break. Aiming to “live life to full potential” and to make individuals 
healthy, to develop the culture of adopting yoga in individual’s life.

The free yoga classes at P.U. are the regular feature to promote health and wellness 
in the people inside and for the outsiders as well. The venue for the year long free 
yoga classes remains the Alumni House P.U. and during the one month free special yoga 
camp the venues were Shooting Range and gymnasium Hall P.U to promote mass 
participation to celebrate international day of yoga . The Yoga Expects Acharya Raman 
Kumar ji and Ms. Geeta Thakur provides their services to the participant’s whole year 
and during the camp Acharya Raman Kumar, Ms. Geeta Thakur and Dr. Neeru Malik helps 
the directorate sports to hold the celebrations of international day of yoga.  

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Chandigarh June 21, 2018
A Lecture on Yoga in PU

        Interdisciplinary Centre for Swami Vivekananda Studies (ICSVS), Panjab 
University organized a half day retreat on Developing Self by celebrating 
International Yoga Day on 21st June 2018. It was a day dedicated to inner and outer 
well-being of human body through physical, mental and spiritual practice. 
        Yoga Protocol by Mr. Ashupratap was attended by students and teachers.  Prof. 
Nandita Singh, coordinator, ICSVS, while introducing the theme of the program 
mentioned that Yoga should be adopted by the youth as a way of life for enhancing 
their potential as it has the ability to bring a balance between body and mind, 
develops focus and gives us direction.  Yoga is very important element for stress free 
life.
         A Lecture on ‘Yoga in the making of Inner Persona’ by Ms. Indu Aggarwal 
Director, Disha for Success was organized. A practical session on learning 
Heartfulness meditation technique was held by Prof. O P Katare. Heartfulness 
meditation is based on the old tradition of Yogic transmission and is gaining 
popularity in the world. Practioners of Yog, Ayurveda, Students and people from 
society contributed to the discussion on the theme.
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Chandigarh June 21, 2018

                            Application invited for admission in M.Phil (GGSS)

Application  are invited for admission in M. Phil. (Guru Granth Sahib Studies) for the 
session 2018-2019 in the Department of Punjabi, Panjab University, Chandigarh. The 
Entrance Test for admission will be conducted by the department 17.7.2018 at 10.00 
a.m.  Candidates may submit their application forms along with testimonials, in the 
office of the Department of Punjabi, Arts Block-1st (Floor-Ist) by 6.7.2018.   
        A candidate having master's degree in any faculty/stream with 55% marks is 
eligible to apply. The medium of test will be in both the languages i.e. Punjabi as 
well as English.  The syllabi for the test will be Historical, Philosophical, 
Linguistic and Poetical aspects of Guru Granth Sahib Studies, and Comparative Studies 
of Religions.