Asking the VCs to spread the message on social media during the COVID-19 time, Dhankhar, who is also the Chancellor of state universities, said in a letter “as Vice Chancellor of a university, you have enormous motivational and inspirational authority in society, particularly on impressionable minds.”
“I would urge you to give out a message ‘Lets practice Yoga and spread happiness in social media and otherwise amongst society, students and youth so that they practice ‘Yoga at Home with Family,” he said.
Dhankhar further said, “In these stressful trying times, where the entire humanity is faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, Yoga will bring about the feeling to be stress-free and happy. Inspire all to share videos on social media #MY LIFE MY YOGA.”
Contacted, Calcutta University Vice-Chancellor Sonali Chakraborty Banerjee told , “we will forward the letter to the concerned official of university who conducts such programmes. She will take necessary action so that it is observed in a proper manner this year as well.”