The International Day of Yoga was celebrated at ICAR-Indian Institute of Water Management, Bhubaneswar on 21st June 2018. As per the action plan prepared yoga practice was conducted for two days by Shri Umakant Sethi and Ms Mira, Yoga teacher, Patanjali Yog Peeth, Khurda, Bhubaneswar, Odisha on 19h and 20th June 2018 respectively from 5 to 6 pm. On 21st June 2018 mass yoga was performed from 5.30 am to 7.00 am as per the Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) as issued by Ministry of Ayush, Government of India. At the beginning Shri Mishra, yoga expert briefed about yoga and its origin. Then started mass yoga as per the CYP. The yoga practice session ended with a Sankalpa led by Dr. S. K. Ambast, Director, ICAR-IIWM, Bhubaneswar followed by Shantih patha.
In the afternoon from 3 to 5 pm a formal workshop on Yoga was conducted. Shri Sudhangshu Sekhar Adhikary Odisha State Coordinator, Patanjali Yog Peeth, Khurda, Bhubaneswar, Odisha delivered lectures on usefulness of yoga in our day to day life. He also demonstrated aasanas helpful to control diabetes, hypertension, gastric joint problems and sense organs. Dr. S. K. Ambast, Director, elaborated the importance of the International Yoga Day and urged to practice every day for good health. Scientists and Staff members of the Institute interacted with Yoga experts and cleared their doubts. Shri B. Biswal expert from Patanjali and Shri Umakant Sethi, Yoga Teacher was also present. The programme was organised by Dr. Mausumi Raychaudhuri, Principal Scientist and Nodal Officer of the International Day of Yoga.