IIM Lucknow celebrates International Yoga Day

IIM Lucknow celebrated the International Day of Yoga (IDY) on 21 June 2024. The event saw enthusiastic participation from the IIM Lucknow community, including students, faculty, staff, and officials.

It aimed to promote physical and mental health, raise awareness about the benefits of yoga, foster cultural understanding, build community spirit, manage stress, and enhance global awareness and personal development.

IIM LucknowDirector of IIM Lucknow

Addressing the participants during the event, Prof. Archana Shukla, Director, IIM Lucknow, highlighted, “Originating in India, yoga has captured global attention and devotion.

Today, people worldwide practice yoga, acknowledging its profound benefits. Beyond mere exercise, yoga is a holistic lifestyle that harmonizes the mind, body, and intellect, promoting overall well-being and inner peace, said IIM Lucknow director.


This year’s theme for the International Day of Yoga was “Yoga for Self and Society,” emphasizing the role of yoga in fostering individual well-being and societal harmony, say sources from IIM Lucknow.

IIM LucknowCompetition

The institute organized a Yoga Competition on 15th June 2024 under the theme of “Yoga for Women Empowerment” to highlight the importance of yoga in promoting physical and mental well-being. The event saw enthusiastic participation across four categories:

· Children under 18 years

· Women aged 18-50 years

· Women over 50 years

· Men over 18 years

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Asanas including Setu Bandh, Gomukha, Vir Bhadra, Hanuman, Ushtra, Uttana Pada, Sarvanga, Ashvatha, and Santulana were featured in the competitions, say sources from IIM Lucknow.

Participants were required to hold each asana for a minimum of 30 seconds and a maximum of 3 minutes.

The competition underscored the significance of yoga in enhancing personal wellness and fostering community harmony.

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Outstanding performances by participants were acknowledged with prizes and participation certificates during the event. Prof. Archana Shukla awarded prizes to the top three winners in each category.

IIM LucknowAbout IIM Lucknow

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, established in 1984, is the fourth in the prestigious IIM family of management schools to be established in India after IIM Calcutta, IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore.

In 2005, IIML expanded its area of influence in the realm of management education by becoming the first IIM to set up a satellite campus exclusively for Executive Education at NOIDA in Delhi NCR region.

IIM Lucknow is accredited by AACSB and AMBA while its EQUIS Accreditation is ongoing.

The institute features in the prestigious FT -100 Top Global Business schools for both the 2-year Flagship PGP program and One-year IPMX Program.

It is also consistently ranked amongst top business schools in the NIRF Rankings.

IIM Lucknow was the first IIM to start a 2-year full time MBA program in Sustainable Management 8 years back.

It also has a long-standing full-time MBA program in Agri Business Management.

Throughout its last 39 years’ journey IIML has touched millions of lives through its academic programs, executive education programs, research and consulting.

The centres for excellence at IIM Lucknow including the Centre for Public Policy, Centre for Food and Agribusiness Management, Centre for Business Sustainability, Centre for Marketing in Emerging Economies, to name a few.

They regularly carry out evidence-based research and interventions in public policy and management practice.

Faculty of IIM Lucknow also feature in top 2% of global scientists for research output and impact.

The alumni of IIM Lucknow now occupy top positions in the world of business, public policy and in several other fields.

Situated in a city known for its cultural heritage, the campus is spread over more than 190 acres of beautifully landscaped area.

With its foundation in the city of “Tehzeeb”, IIM Lucknow inculcates human values and professional ethics in the students to help them make a positive impact not just on the nation but on a global platform.

IIM Lucknow has an ideal setup conducive to learning, accessibility and excellence.

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