The Third International Yoga Day was observed at Dibrugarh University on 21 June, 2017 with an impressive event of Yoga Demonstration at Rangghar, the University Auditorium organised by the Centre for Studies in Physical Education and Sports and the NSS Unit of Dibrugarh University. Compered by Ms. Amrita Kashyap Chaliha, the event began by the Welcome Address of Professor Jiten Hazarika, Dean, Students Affairs. In his Address Professor Hazarika called upon the youth to practice Yoga as a character building exercise and infusing spiritual values into their lives. Students and teachers of the University, the University Model School, employees and officers participated in the event. Addressing the gathering Professor Alak K Buragohain, the Vice Chancellor impressed upon the young students and all those present about the significance of the International Yoga Day. Professor Buragohain stated that Yoga is the only scientific way that enables establishment of the unique connect that exists between the human body and the mind on one hand and between the humanity and nature and the universe. Yoga, Professor Buragohain pointed out is based on deep Vedic philosophy which is recognised by the entire world today. Professor Karabi Deka Hazarika referred to the practice of Yoga by the great saint Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardev, which is evident in the 'Mati Akhara' still practiced in the Xatras of Majuli. Professor Ananda Bormudoi, Department of English also addressed the participants.
A book entitled Yoga and Coronary Disease written by Professor (Dr.) Ratan Kumar Kotokey, Principal, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh was also released by the Vice Chancellor in the function. Releasing the book, Professor Buragohain stated that the book is an outcome of the doctoral thesis of Dr. Kotokey which was jointly supervised by the eminent scholar of Sanskrit and Indian Philosophy, Late Priyangshu Prabal Upadhyay and former Lakshminath Bezbaruah Chair Professor, Dibrugarh University and former President Axom Xaxhitya Xabha, Professor Nagen Saikia. The book is published by the Publication Division of Dibrugarh University. Professor Kotokey expressed his gratitude to Dibrugarh University for publishing the book. Speaking on the occasion, Professor Nagen Saikia stated that publication of this book on Yoga and Coronary Disease shall serve a great purpose and he appealed to the University to bring out a translated version of the book in Assamese as soon as possible.
The demonstration programme of Yoga where many students, teachers, officers and employees of the University and from the University Model School participated, was conducted by Ms. Lanima Talukdar, Assistant Professor, Centre for Studies in Physical Education and Sports.