Fifth International Day of Yoga
Fifth International Day of Yoga was celebrated at Indian Institute of Management, Sirmaur on 21st June 2019 with full vigour, enthusiasm by the faculty, staff and students from Guru Nanak Mission Public School, The Scholars’ Home school, Saraswati Vidya Mandir and Government Girls Senior Secondary School of Paonta Sahib. The programme, lasting about two hours was conducted under the supervision of a yoga teacher, Mr. Anup K. Menon that included an overview of the benefits of yoga and demonstration of the important asanas and postures. The programme was properly arranged to spread awareness of yoga in all aspects, both for the uninitiated as well as the practitioners.
Prof. Anshu Agrawal welcomed and thanked all faculty, staff and school students. She highlighted importance of Yoga and daily life and emphasized that Yoga is not only about exercise, it is much more. It embodies unity of body and action, brings harmony between human and nature and one close to oneself. She stressed on the importance of Yoga in the daily life and encouraged everyone present to practice Yoga every day
Yoga session was followed by Surya Namaskar competition. In this students were asked to performed sun salutations for maximum number of times in given time. Each school was given 5 minutes and winners were selected from each school. Winner were Simran Vaid Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Harsh Chaudhary from Scholars’ Home obtained first position, Kartik Chaudhary from Scholars’ Homes obtained second and Ankit Chaudhary and Oshima Rawat from Scholars’ Home obtained third position.
Finally, painting competition was organised in the end. All students participated with full fervour. Theme of competition was "overall well-being" and "health of mind, body and spirit." Duration of the competition was 45 minutes and students were judged on the pre decided parameters- adherence to time and theme, drawing composition, neatness and use of colours.
Prof. Pachhapayan, Prof. Pragya Bhavsar and Jitendra Srivastava, SAO of IIM Sirmaur were in the panel to judge the competition. Winners selected were: Muskan from Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Harshjot Kaur and Ananya Garg from Scholars’ Home obtained first, second and third position respectively.
All participants and winners were awarded certificates by Prof. Pradipta Patra and Prof. Vikas Kumar.
Day ended with felicitation of Yoga trainer and teachers of all schools present for the event by Prof. Pachhayapan and Prof. Anshu.