by Ujwala Siddapur and Sheena Aery
MUMBAI PROVINCE, JUNE 22, 2019: International Yoga Day was celebrated in Salesian schools across the Mumbai province, with the students being told about the benefits of Yoga on June 21.
At Don Bosco High School and Junior College, Lonavla, a special assembly was organised to commemorate the occasion. The programme began with a prayer followed by a speech by the resource person Father Xavier Devadas, who informed the students about the advantages of Yoga. Father Blany Pinto, the Rector of the institution, was present at the event.
Sunita Sonavane and Dinesh D’Souza, both teachers, who have been part of various Yoga events, took the initiative to conduct yoga demonstrations of various Asanas like Tadasana, Trikonasana, and Pranayama.
The fifth edition of International Yoga Day was celebrated at Don Bosco High School, Vadodara with sessions being organised for around 1500 students.
Bindiya Purohit, a parent and Diploma holder, was invited to conduct the Yoga session for the secondary section on the school grounds. Students from standard three to five attended a session conducted by Sunanda Bhatt, while students from standard one and two participated in the exercises in the audio-visual hall. The gym instructor, Vijay Rathod conducted their session.
The Principal, Father Anthony Pinto in his address to the students highlighted the importance of Yoga in promoting peace, harmony, and prosperity.