Indian Institute Of Management Kashipur



International Day of Yoga

On December 11 in 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. The declaration came after the call for the adoption of June 21 as International Day of Yoga by Hon’ble Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 wherein he stated: "Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature."

Yoga is an ancient discipline intended to bring balance and wellbeing to the mental, emotional, physical & spiritual dimensions of self. When accepted as a way of life, yoga improves all the dimensions of the human body, mind and soul.


As many of us are getting ready to become future managers and join the corporate culture, we should be aware that it is a field that demands utmost dedication without any fixed hours of work, translating into a huge amount of workload and stress. Therefore, it becomes necessary to manage the stress and lead a balanced and healthy life and that is where the importance of YOGA as lies, numerous studies in the field have suggested that, yoga helps in managing and reducing stress, depression, and anxiety.

Stress can affect one’s performance, health, social life, relationships and is often referred to as a silent killer, statistics show that nearly 75% of work professionals experience stress once in a while if not often.


Yoga significantly decreases heart rate and blood pressure eventually calming you down, it also reverses the negative impact of stress on the immune system. Yoga has been found to have immediate psychological effects like:

  • Decreasing anxiety
  • Increasing feelings of spiritual, social, & emotional well-being.
  • Reducing stress over the time
  • Lowering the risk of cardio vascular diseases, diabetes, cancer etc.

Studies have also shown improvement in mental health of teenagers and adults both through yoga. Yoga includes various postures, breathing practices, meditation and relaxation techniques, which benefits us at every level.

Moreover, to inculcate this means of living in all the students, and faculty members, IIM Kashipur annually witnesses a celebration on this day.


Indian Institute of Management Kashipur celebrated the World Yoga Day by organizing a yoga event attended by the students, faculty and staff at the institute’s campus. Adopting the event along the lines of the declaration by the Hon’ble Prime Mister, the event saw the enthusiastic participation from students and staff alike. To aid the participants in experiencing the 5000 year old physical, mental and spiritual practice, which aims to transform both body and mind, IIM Kashipur invited Mr. Aman Jain to conduct a yoga session.

Mr. Aman Jain is an Internationally accredited Yoga Instructor from SVYASA & a Reiki Practitioner, a certified Belbin Team Roles Practitioner & DDI Facilitator, Neuro Linguistic Programming & Transactional Analysis Practitioner. He continues to work with academic groups (faculty & students) in self- development & quality improvement areas of educational systems and processes. On his professional front, he is an experienced OD & Learning & Development professional, He has built a career to resonate with his passion in training with 9 years' experience in Talent Development, Behavioural Interventions, Leadership Development, Experiential Learning & Academic Capacity Building. He currently heads the Learning & Development for the India entity of a large US-based apparel and footwear retail MNC firm – VF Brands India Pvt Ltd known for its popular Lee, Wrangler & Vans.


IDY 2018 Celebration