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‘International Yoga Day 2023’ was celebrated at Lourdes Central School

June 23, 2023

‘The groundwork of all happiness is good health’

Mangaluru: International Yoga Day is observed every year on June 21 in order to raise awareness about this ancient practise and to celebrate the physical and spiritual prowess that yoga has brought to the world.

Lourdes Central School organized a Yoga Session for students from Classes 1–12 on the Roof Top. It was a great endeavour on the part of the School Management to create awareness among students and ignite a passion for fitness.

International Yoga Day was celebrated at Lourdes Central School by the Principal, Rev. Fr Robert Dsouza, Vice Principals Ms Belita Mascarenhas and Ms Anitha Thomas, staff, and students on June 21st with great fervour. The chief guest of the day was Lion Shivaram Rai. The programme started off with a Universal Prayer. The dignitaries were welcomed by Dharthi of Class 8D, who introduced the chief guest, Lion Shivaram Rai, which was followed by the inauguration by lighting the lamp. The chief guest was honoured with a memento, a shawl, and a bouquet.

Fr Principal, in his message, encouraged children to practise yoga, and to lead a healthy and happy life. Sharanya of Class 8D led the pledge given by the Ministry of Ayush on account of the International Day of Yoga. The Chief Guest, who is a retired Asst. General Manager of Vijaya Bank, is now a Yoga practitioner after completing his diploma in advanced yoga at Tamil Sangam Yoga School, Bangalore, and his PG in Yogic Science and Yoga Therapy. Since 2017, he has been conducting yoga classes at Lion Seva Mandir of the Lions Club, Mangalore. In his speech, he said that Yoga helps us all experience the truth by realizing the true nature of our selves and the universe. It helps and encourages every human being to relax and reduce stress. Lion Shivaram Rai, seeing the stressful life all human beings go through, decided to conduct yoga classes for all to help the society be stronger and live a stress-free life. 

He demonstrated the different asanas and pranayama asanas like Tadasana, Trikonasana, Dhanurasana, and Kapalbhati that were taught, along with their right form and importance. These asanas really help students control their food habits and health disorders, their minds, and their emotional stability.

All students were enthusiastic to learn more about Yoga asanas. The programme was beautifully compeered by Eva Lisa Lobo of Class 8D under the guidance of Ms Padmashree Bhat.