PGIMER Hosts Yoga Competition For Health Care Professionals Ahead Of International Yoga Day

by Daisy

CHANDIGARH, June 11, 2024 – The countdown to the 10th International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2024 began in earnest today, marked by the commencement of a yoga competition at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Yoga Centre. This year’s theme, “Yoga for Women Empowerment,” aims to highlight the benefits of yoga in enhancing women’s health and well-being.

To promote awareness of yoga among healthcare professionals (HCPs), the PGIMER Yoga Centre has organized a series of competitions spanning several age groups: 18-24 years, 25-35 years, 36-45 years, and above 45 years. The Yogasana competition runs from June 11 to June 13, while the slogan and painting competition, open to all HCPs, will be held on June 14.


A total of 135 participants have registered for the event, representing not only PGIMER but also various hospitals and institutes from the tricity area. This marks the first occasion where healthcare professionals from diverse institutions are coming together on a unified platform to advocate for self-care and lifestyle changes through yoga.


The event was inaugurated by Dr. Babita Ghai, Professor of Anesthesia and Intensive Care and the faculty in charge of the yoga competition. The judging panel includes Professor Akshay Anand, Professor in charge of the CCRYN Yoga Centre, and Mrs. Kiran Sharma, an AYUSH Yoga Instructor. Winners will be announced on June 21, 2024, and honored by the chief guest.


Highlighting the significance of the event, Dr. Akshay Anand stated, “This is the first time yoga competitions have been held at PGIMER among healthcare professionals.” The initiative aims to achieve recognition in the Asia Book of Records by having all participants perform the Common Yoga Protocol simultaneously on the 10th International Day of Yoga, setting a milestone in the promotion of yoga.

The yoga competition at PGIMER not only fosters a sense of community among healthcare professionals but also underscores the vital role of yoga in promoting physical and mental well-being.

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