In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Swasthavritta, School of Ayurveda, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, celebrated the International Day of Yoga 2020, on the digital platform. An online meeting was organized and the presidential address was given by Swami Sankaramritananda Puri (Medical Director and Principal, School of Ayurveda, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri).

The welcome speech was rendered by Dr. Vandana Rani M. (Professor and HOD, Dept. of Swasthavritta, School of Ayurveda, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri). Dr. Rabynarayan Tripathy (Vice Principal, School of Ayurveda, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri), delivered the message for the day. Dr. Delvin T. Robin (Associate Professor, Dept. of Swasthavritta, School of Ayurveda, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri), introduced the guest speaker, Dr. Cijith Sreedhar (Chief Medical Officer, Prakrithi Shakthi Clinic of Natural Medicine) followed by his online guest lecture on the topic of "Art and Science of Meditation". Dr. Meera S. (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Swasthavritta, School of Ayurveda, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri), proposed the vote of thanks.

Apart from the above guest lecture, the following competitions were also organized.

  1. Essay Competitions on the topic “Lockdown – But Unlock Yourself Through Yoga”.
  2. Yogasana Competitions.

Both these competitions were open for all UG students and PG scholars of Amrita School of Ayurveda. 

The essays were evaluated by 3 experts and the average score was taken. The yogasanas were also evaluated by 3 experts according to the criteria mentioned in the rules and regulations of the yogasana competition and the judgment was unanimous.

Winners of Essay Competition

  • First Prize – Rakshita Chauhan (2017 Batch)
  • Second Prize – Aishwarya Suresh (2017 Batch)
  • Third Prize – Ganga V. V. ( 2017 Batch)
     

Winners of Yogasana Competition

  • First Prize – Navya James (2018 Batch)
  • Second Prize – Amritaraj (2017 Batch)
  • Third Prize – Dr. Parvathy C. ( PG 2019 Batch), Dept. of Rasa Sastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana
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