The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, to include Yoga as a part of its nursing course and will also conduct a research on the effect of yoga. The Institute also participated in the International Yoga Day celebration on 21 June, by performing yoga on campus.
Mr. Yogesh Chawla, the PGI Director Professor, Principal of National Institute of Nursing Education(NINE), Dr. Sandhya Ghai and other doctors inclusive of 300 Nursing students actively participated and performed yoga asanas at PGI on 21 June, as reported by a PGI official.
"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 and plasma screens at various places at the NINE campus," the official communicated, through The Indian Express.
The PGI Director, Yogendra Chawla, addressed the students and encouraged all the participants to practise yoga, regularly, for a healthy life.
As reported by the officials, PGI stood forward and started a special initiative by training of 210 students from the Govt Institute of Yoga in Sector 23, Chandigarh, in two shifts.
"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 official added.
The Institute for the first time took an initiative to conduct a research programme on the effects of yoga.