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The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) will include yoga in the curriculum of nursing students, and will conduct a research on the effect of yoga, the Institute said on Tuesday. The institute also participated in the International Yoga Day celebrations by performing yoga on campus on Tuesday.
According to a PGI official, PGI Director Professor Yogesh Chawla, Dr Sandhya Ghai, Principal, National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE) and other doctors including 300 nursing students performed yoga asanas at PGI on Tuesday.
“All the participants, including 300 nursing students were instructed for yoga asanas through live telecast of International Yoga Day celebrations along with Prime Minister Modi at Capitol Complex by fixing LED wall & plasma screens at various places at the NINE campus,” added the official.
PGI Director Chawla, who addressed the students, encouraged the participants to practise yoga for a healthy life.
“Dr Sandhya Ghai resolved to include yoga in the daily routine of students and advised students to adopt yoga as a way life as Yoga provides coordination of body, mind & soul, thus helps in prevention of disease by keeping it fit and fine and improves strength for better output,” the statement said.
According to offcials, PGI took special initiative and made arrangement for the training of 210 students through special trainers from the Govt Institute of Yoga in Sector 23, Chandigarh, in two shifts.
“More than 200 students of NINE had been practising all 27 asanas of yoga with great fervor, since last month under the National Service Scheme (NSS).
Out of the 210 registered students, 180 students of NINE were selected to participate yoga at the Capitol Complex on Tuesday,” the statement said.
“Dr Ghai guided her Ph.D. candidate to conduct study on the topic on “Effectiveness of supportive care intervention (SCI) on selected outcome variables amongst the patients undergoing chemotherapy for malignant lymphoma: A Randomised Controlled Trial”, the statement added.
This is the first initiative to do research on the effect of yoga in PGI.