Noida- JVCC Laughter Yoga Club celebrates World Laughter Day
Noida– Members of JVCC Laughter Club at Sector 29 Jalvayu Vihar Community Center celebrated World Laughter Day with residents of Gautam Budh Nagar on April 29, 2022. 80 laughter yogis participated in the fun party along with their families.
World Laughter Day is a special day to raise global awareness of health, happiness and world peace through Laughter Yoga. It is celebrated every year on the first Sunday of May.
As gathered, this year was a low key affair due to the COVID scare in Noida. Covid protocols were followed throughout the event.
The session was moderated by members of the club. Exciting activities of creating laughter yoga poses such as making lassi, jalebis and wine were done. These were followed by silent, degraded poses and lion laughter. Bollywood songs led by Veena Grover and her crew and old people’s dances stole the show. Benefits of laughter like stress reduction, better immune system, positivity and oxygenation of your lungs have been highlighted.
Founder of Delhi Laughter Yoga Academy, Dr. Santosh Sahi and Jal Vayu Vihar Community Centre, JWO RC Singh graced the occasion. Dr. Madan Kataria, founder of the laughter yoga club movement, started the first laughter club in Mumbai in March 1995, which has spread to 110 countries. These free social laugh clubs connect people from different cultures and countries.
Member Cdr Narinder Mahajan says, “This club has had an incredible journey since its inception in 2014 by Commander Ashok Sawhney. From just 5-10 of us at the start, about 40-50 members meet daily now and laugh together for 30 minutes every day.”
He shares that the club has members from other areas of Noida and has helped many companies to set up their clubs. Members act as Laughter Ambassadors and hold Laughter Sessions in schools, hospitals, corporate offices, and even aboard merchant ships on the high seas in other cities and sometimes, countries.
He further informed that the club has played an important role in motivating and improving people’s mental health during the waves of Covid. The sessions took place on Zoom. They also received a trophy and a certificate from Dainik Jagran for the same. “The club not only celebrates the birthdays of members and loved ones with friends, but also celebrates all festivals together. Our motto is ‘World Peace through Laughter’,” he says.
JVCC Laughter Club member Poonam Alok said: “The fear of Covid had engulfed my mind in such a way that there was no confidence left in me. I didn’t want to work. Time spent in laughter yoga has de-stressed me and refreshed my mind. I also believe it has also boosted my immunity. I highly recommend laughter yoga to everyone.
Dhaninder Kakkar, another member of the JVCC Laughter Club, says, “Before I joined Laughter Yoga, I was under stress and my sodium level was very low. However, within a month I improved a lot and my sodium level was closer to normal limits. Now I find myself much more active and positive and also very happy. Laughter yoga is a boon to my life.
JVCC Laughter Club member Saroj Negi says, “I was introduced to Laughter Yoga in March 2022. I feel lucky to be a part of it, I spent 30 minutes there every day. It gives me positive vibes, happiness, energy and physical strength to be active all day. In this club, we celebrate birthdays together, which makes it feel like family.