Mangaluru: Lourdes Central School celebrates International Yoga Day

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Mangaluru, Jun 21: “Yoga is not a religion but it is the artwork of awareness on the body, soul and mind” is a quote by Amit Ray. Lourdes Central School observed International Yoga Day on June 21 with great enthusiasm. Celebrating its tenth year, International Yoga Day on June 21 focused on empowering women through the theme 'Yoga for Women Empowerment', emphasising on holistic well-being.

The programme commenced with a prayer song led by the school choir. Aiden D’Souza of Grade 8D welcomed the gathering. Sinchana of Grade 8D shared the significance of the Day.

The principal, Fr Johnson L Sequeira, Yoga Guru Lion Shivaram Rai, vice-principal Belita Mascarenhas and P Ed Veerendra Alva inaugurated the International Yoga Day by lighting the lamp.

Yoga Guru Lion Shivaram Rai who is a Yogic Practitioner for more than 25 years, in his address explained the innumerable benefits of practicing Yoga, and emphasised the importance of Yoga in day-to-day life. He further said that yoga not only develops strength, coordination, flexibility and balance but also creates an awareness of the body, better focus and concentration.

Fr Principal addressing the students of Grade 8A, B, C, D sensitised the students regarding the importance of yoga and encouraged them to have an inner ability to be empowered. Practice regular yoga to remain salubrious. Fr further added that regular meditation will help to get away from normal tension and stress. Healthy mind lies in healthy body.

Yoga Guru Lion Shivaram Rai was honoured with a memento as a token of gratitude.

The Yoga session was facilitated by the Yoga Guru who demonstrated and guided students in understanding and performing standing, sitting and sleeping postures in Yoga asanas. A total of 200 students and 12 faculty members attended the session. All students participated eagerly.

The programme concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by Saachi Shetty of Grade 8D.




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