International Yoga Day 2019
SI Bombay-Chembur in association with Chembur English High School celebrated International Day of Yoga by organising a yoga session for the students. The facilitators for this session were yoga teachers from Arya Samaj Chembur and Patanjali Yogpeeth, both certified agencies by government of India. Around 65 students participated in the session and promised to teach the same to their parents and practice at home.
Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur collaborated with Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai Group of Institutions to observe the International Yoga Day on 21st June, 2019. This year the collaboration extended to Vyana Yoga Centre, Seawoods where in the two yoga Experts – Mr. Ashim and Ms. Deepika Samarth visited the Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai Campus at Panvel, Dr. Pillai Global Academy at Panvel and Pillai HOC College of Arts, Science & Commerce at Rasayani to conduct Yoga and Meditation sessions for the female housekeeping staff of the campuses. At Rasayani, it was also followed by a session for the students.
Yoga’s positive benefits on physical and mental health have made it an important practice across the globe. Yoga, meditation and pranayam have become mainstream culture in the world. Yet there are various sections of society which are still unaware of its myriad benefits. This event was organized with an objective to address this issue. The Session was for around sixty minutes where in the experts demonstrated the basic asanas which could be performed daily along with some breathing exercises which are bound to bring a positive change in their day to day life. The asanas which were taught focused on various health issues faced by women in their day to day life.
Soroptimist Dr. Lata Menon, who is also the Principal of PHCASC and a Yoga Practitioner herself, also demonstrated the asanas which served as a motivation for all the ladies present there. The programme at Rasayani was attended by around 75 participants and was well received.
At Panvel campus, the event was a huge success with 40 housekeeping staff attending the session and at DPGA 30 housekeeping staff attended the same. Soroptimists Dr. Daphne Pillai (Chairperson, MES), Dr. Celina Joy, Yvette Lee, Dr. Lata Venkataraman, Susanna Cherian, Betty Sibil and Bhavana Parab organised the event at Panvel.