Posted on 2021-02-26

GCU starts yoga classes for female students

The Government College University Lahore has initiated regular yoga classes for its female students and faculty members. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi inaugurated the yoga classes titled "Let's Get in Shape" organized by the University's Directorate of Sports in collaboration with the Pakistan Yoga Council (PYC).
Speaking on the occasion, eminent psychologist and yoga instructor Muqadas Riaz said that yoga is very crucial for young students as they suffer a lot stress due to hectic academic routines, career challenges and uncertainty about the future. She added that yoga also improves physical growth, body posture and sleep.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Zaidi appreciated the idea of yoga classes, saying that all higher education institutions should follow in their footprints and initiate such healthy activities for their students.
Prof. Zaidi also talked about giving equal opportunities to girls in all fields of life. However, he also called upon the Directorate of Sport to also start yoga classes for the male students.
The Vice Chancellor pledged to make 2021 one of the best years in the history of GCU.
GCU Chairman Sports Board Chairman Dr. Ummad Uppal and senior faculty members also attended the yoga classes opening ceremony.

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