International Yoga Day Celebrated at St. Mary’s English Higher Primary School

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Mangaluru, June 24: Yoga promotes comprehensive health and well-being, encompassing physical, mental, and spiritual aspects. In commemoration of this significance, St. Mary’s English Higher Primary School observed International Yoga Day on June 21.

Event Commencement

The event commenced at 9:00 AM with a prayer song titled “Ee Jagakella Belakagi Baa Deva” led by students of class VII.

Inauguration and Welcome

Yogacharya V. L. Rego, president of Integral Yoga Satsang, graced the event as chief guest. He was welcomed and introduced to the gathering by Veera D’cunha.

The inauguration ceremony was performed by lighting a lamp, conducted by chief guest V. L. Rego, headmistress Sr. Letitia A. C., assistant headmistress Sr. Gracy Lobo A. C., PET teacher Vinita Praveen, and yoga teacher Kavitha.

Yoga’s Significance

Yogacharya V. L. Rego addressed the students, emphasizing the importance of yoga in managing various health conditions such as back pain, stress, tension, arthritis, balance issues, and chronic pain. His personal experiences served as an inspiration for the attendees.

Headmistress Sr. Letitia encouraged students to incorporate yoga into their routines for enhanced physical fitness.

Practical Demonstration

Yoga teacher Kavitha led the students through various asanas (yoga poses) to demonstrate the practice.

Closing Remarks

The program concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Elizabeth, followed by the event’s compering by Maria Anitha D’Souza.

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Additional Facts

  • International Yoga Day was first proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014.
  • The word “yoga” is derived from the Sanskrit word “yuj,” which means “to join” or “to unite.”
  • Yoga has been practiced in India for over 5,000 years.
  • There are over 100 different styles of yoga.
  • Yoga is a low-impact exercise that is suitable for people of all ages and abilities.


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