“Yoga is an invaluable gift of Indian ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with oneself, the world and the nature. This is the call from our beloved Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi”. Hongirana believes in changing the lifestyle of its students by teaching the essence and by creating consciousness about yoga which ultimately helps in their well being. Thus, it works towards adopting Yoga in its daily chores. International Yoga Day was celebrated at Hongirana on 21st June 2017.
As a response to this righteous International call of Yoga, Hongirana students started their day whole heartedly by practicing yoga. At 6 am all the students from Class IV to II PUC along with residential teachers assembled in the hall equipped with their Yoga mats. Yoga session started by chanting Patanjali Yoga verse. Later in the able guidance of our Physical Education teacher Mr. Vasudev, students began with warm up exercises and performed a few Aasanas. Surya namaskara is believed to be very beneficial and equivalent to several yogasanas benefiting all parts of the body. So, Immediately after Suryanamaskara students worked on praanayama in their respective classrooms once the school began. Totally it was a unique experience to the students and also got to know the culture and heritage of our nation.
STUDENT’S OPINION :
Ms. Gagana of Class VIII opined that “I am new to the residential school set up. What makes me feel special about our school is that we are given to practice praanayaama even during breaks before resuming regular classes. This is a kind of refreshment every time enhances our memory and concentration power. International yoga day celebration gave us actual awareness as to how predominant our Indian culture and heritage is which is recognized internationally. I am really proud to be an Indian. Totally I am proud to be the student of Hongirana”.
Mrs. Vani, a residential teacher and residential yoga instructor of our school said that “I am really proud of our institute for conducting such programmes which gives them awareness of good lifestyle right from their young age. They regularly practice yoga like pranayaama immediately after their leisure breaks. This enhances their memory power. Today’s celebration gave them knowledge about how our Yoga tradition is internationally recognized and felt proud about our country.”