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International Yoga Day Celebration for Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) at SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre

On June 21, 2024, SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre organized a special event celebrating International Yoga Day for Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan). This event aimed to highlight the benefits of yoga tailored for individuals with disabilities. This event sought to raise awareness and promote inclusivity in yoga practices.

The event commenced with an inaugural ceremony attended by the dignitaries,
➔ Dr. V. Sathyanarayanan Associate Dean (Student Affairs), SRMMCH&RC
➔ Dr. A. Saravanan Head of the Department of Physiology, SRMMCH&RC
➔ Dr. V. Parthiban Head of the Centre of Yoga, SRMIST

Representatives from various disability organizations were also present. Their presence significantly contributed to the success of the event

The session was conducted by expert yoga instructors specializing in adaptive yoga techniques. It includes,
➔ Gentle movements and modified asanas (poses)
➔ Breathing exercises suitable for different mobility levels
➔ Seated yoga practices

These activities emphasized the importance of accessibility and inclusivity. They showcased how yoga can enhance physical and mental. Emotional well-being among persons with disabilities. The event was a significant success. It fostered a supportive environment for individuals with disabilities to explore and experience the benefits of yoga. The speeches during the inaugural ceremony highlighted the positive impact. Inclusive yoga has the potential to transform lives.

SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre plans to continue organizing inclusive yoga sessions offering educational programs focused on adaptive yoga techniques. The institution aims to collaborate with disability organizations and healthcare providers. The goal is to integrate yoga into rehabilitation and wellness programs. This initiative provides ongoing support for individuals with disabilities.