Students and AOL members celebrate Yoga

ST CORRESPONDENT
Thursday, 22 June 2017

On the occasion of International Yoga Day on June 21, JN Petit School’s Yoga team displayed their enthusiasm by recording 100 per cent participation in performing yogasanas.

PUNE: On the occasion of International Yoga Day on June 21, JN Petit School’s Yoga team displayed their enthusiasm by recording 100 per cent participation in performing yogasanas.

Starting with Surya Namaskar, students performed various asanas like vajrasan, tadasan, uttanasan, and balasan to name a few.

SURYADATTA NATIONAL SCHOOL
The day was also celebrated at Suryadatta National School and Surya Kids at Surya Bhavan. The event began with laughter meditation and relaxing the student, and then proceeding toward Yoga Asanas in Hatha yoga sequence, following by a bhajan.

“Inculcating the habit of yoga from very young is the ideal way to achieve balance in the mind-body-soul realm. Holistic health, by improving the thought pattern, regulating the energy flow in the body and realising the divine within, is as important for children as much as it is for adults. We cannot count the benefits of yoga, we can understand it only a miracles which have been gifted to the human fraternity,” said Sanjay Chordiya, Chairman, of Suryadatta Group of Institutes.

AT PMC
The Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) Education Department organised a programme on Wednesday at Veer Netaji Palkar Primary School (PMC School No. 2) in Shivajinagar to celebrate the day.

The programme started at 7 am and was attended by various officials from the Education Department, including the Deputy Director of Education Pune Division Dinkar Temkar, Administrative Officer Deepak Mali, Sports Head Rajendra Dhumne, Assistant Administrative Officer (Sports) Bhushan Bahirame, Manik Devkar and Sunil Takavle among others. 

This programme was also conducted in PMC and private primary and secondary schools of all mediums from 7 am to 8 am.In preparation for the yoga day, training for teachers had begun much earlier. A total of 350 teachers had participated in this training.

ART OF LIVING
People from over 150 countries joined the Art of Living to mark the day. 

Yoga enthusiasts from around the globe practiced asanas, pranayama and meditation.

Around 5,00,000 students from 1,500 schools and 31,651 inmates from 98 prisons in India were among the lakhs of people from 25 states in India who participated in Art of Living in Mass Yoga and meditation sessions in the country.

“Having such packed yoga events in so many countries goes to prove that yoga is truly universal, “ said Kamlesh Barwal, Global Head, The Art of Living Yoga. 

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