A national workshop on yoga therapy to empower the persons suffering from disabilities, organised jointly by the Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies, New Delhi, and Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, was inaugurated by Professor Kaptan Singh Solanki, Governor, Haryana, Punjab and Administrator, Chandigarh.
In his address, Solanki called upon the civil society and persons with disabilities to take recourse to application of yoga therapy for empowering the differently-abled. A thematic souvenir, comprising papers contributed by noted experts and professionals on yoga therapy, was also released on the occasion.
The keynote address was delivered by Professor Rakam Singh Sandhu, Kurukshetra University, who underlined the need to adopt yoga as a panacea for various diseases, including all types of disabilities and life threatening diseases.
The inaugural session began opening remarks by the honorary president of the Society for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies Dr GN Karna who stressed on the importance of exploring the avenues for application of yoga therapy in disability management, and thereby suggesting appropriate practical strategies for achieving the goal of health for all.
The inaugural session was chaired by Dr Atul Sachdev (director-principal, GMCH, Chandigarh) who sought to provide a synoptic analysis of benefits of yoga therapy for the disabled. A galaxy of leading experts and professionals articulated their observations during the inauguration and technical and practical sessions.
The basic objective of the symposium was to explore the avenues for application of yoga therapy in disability management.