The 6th Foundation Day of CYTER, the Centre for Yoga Therapy, Education & Research in Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry was celebrated at Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute on Tuesday, 2nd November 2016.
The theme of this year’s celebration was “Introducing Yoga in Nursing Education” and was presided over by the Vice Chancellor of SBV, Prof KR Sethuraman in the presence of Prof N Ananthakrishnan, Dean Allied Health Sciences and Prof AR Srinivasan, Registrar SBV.
Dr K Renuka, Dean Nursing Faculty and Principal Kasturba Gandhi Nursing College gave the thematic address highlighting innovations in nursing curriculum at Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth that for the first time anywhere have included Yoga Therapy in the BSc Nursing curriculum with students receiving 90 hours of Yoga Therapy training through CYTER during their 3 year course.
Prof KR Sethuraman reminded nursing students of their vital role in healthcare as the primary caregivers for patients and stressed the importance of Yoga in their personal and professional life. Prof N Ananthakrishnan, Prof AR Srinivasan, Yogacharini Vijaya from Gitananda Yoga Society of Berlin, Germany and Prof VN Mahalakshmi Vice Principal MGMC&RI offered felicitations.
CYTER’s Director Prof Madanmohan welcomed the guests for the celebrations that were coordinated by Dr Meena Ramanathan and the CYTER Team led by Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani who proposed the vote of thanks. Staff and students of KGNC and CYTER gave a special performance that included poetry, singing, dancing and demonstrations of advanced Yogasana to mark the occasion.
A book on “Yoga Practical Notes ” compiled and edited by Sri G Dayanidy, Lecturer at CYTER was released on the occasion that was graced by attendees from MGMC&RI, KGNC, CMTER, ICYER at Ananda Ashram, Yoganjali Natyalayam and Pondicherry Yogasana Association.