Members of CII Erode Zone and Young Indians observed International Yoga Day with child expert Yoga Vaishnavi, International 20/20 Yoga Champion, and National Gold Medallist. The elders were initiated into various yogasanas for an hour-long duration.
About 200 cadets of Kongu Engineering College, Kongu Polytechnic College, Kongu Arts and Science College, and Government Boys Higher Secondary School performed special yogasanas on the premises of KEC. College correspondent V.K. Muthusamy encouraged a cadet Sathiyanathan with cash award.
The Brahmakumaris Centre celebrated the day by conducting asanas, pranayama and meditation programmes. Experts explained the significance of various yogic postures to the participants comprising prominent personalities in the district.
NCC cadets of Sri Vasavi College took centre stage during the celebration, soon after formal inauguration by K. Senthamaraikannan, Retired Head, Department of Mathematics. NCC cadets from government higher secondary schools in Chithode and Bhavani took part.
At Erode College of Pharmacy, principal V. Ganesan demonstrated yogasanas and initiated students to follow suit. Functionaries of the College Trust: K.R. Paramasivam, president; Kulandaisamy, treasurer; and A.Natarajan, secretary, also took part.
Some institutions are extending the celebration to Wednesday. The M.P.Nachimuthu M. Jaganathan Engineering College has invited M.P. Soundararajan and M. Duraisamy, Chennimalai unit functionaries of Mana Vala Kalai Mandram Trust, as chief guests.
People from all walks of life in Salem city and across the district observed the second International Yoga Day on Tuesday.
Hundreds of yoga enthusiasts and health-conscious men and women turned up in large numbers in open maidans, and playgrounds in educational institutions and stretched themselves under the guidance of trained yoga instructors.
A cross section of the young and old who participated in the yoga demonstrations maintained that yoga is much more than a physical exercise. It enables people to access a new dimension of the self, even while providing a holistic approach to preventive health care and well being.
Sumit Sharan, Commissioner of Police, led the police personnel of Salem city in a yoga training session at the Armed Reserve ground, Linemedu, in the morning. The police recruits undergoing training in Police Recruits School in Kumarasapatti participated in yoga class.
The members of the Brahmakumaris movement imparted training to them.
A host of community organisations coordinated the events in different parts of the district.
Salem Steel Plant
The officers and employees of Salem Steel Plant participated in a yoga session at the plant’s stainless cultural centre. B. K. Thakur, General Manager (personnel and administration), inaugurated the programme. General Managers P. K. Mishra, A. K. Jaiswal, M. Somasundaram, and R. K. Nagabhushana were present.
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Salem Chapter and Young Indians (Yi) Salem Chapter jointly organised a special session. Bhavani and Kasthuri, Yoga trainers form Isha Foundation, elaborated on how yoga can do wonders for the mind and body. Later they guided the participants through some simple yoga exercises. P. Vimalan, CII Chairman, participated in the event.
More than 650 NCC cadets participated in the yoga session organised by the 11 (Tamil Nadu) Signal Company NCC at the Little Flower HSS premises in the city. Lieutenant Colonel V. K. K. Panicker, Commanding Officer, of the company, John Joseph, headmaster of the school, and others participated.
Saravana Hospital and the Indian Institute of Handloom Technology jointly organised a session. Thennarasu, Deputy, IIHT, Sujatha, Siddha specialist, spoke.
A large number of students participated in the yoga sessions held in A. V. S. College of Arts and Science, Sri Vidya Mandir School, Mohan nagar; Senthil Public School, Rajaji Polytechnic College, Kannantheri Panchayat Union School, Sri Seshaas International Public School, Siddha unit of the Kagudanchavadi Primary Health Centre etc.
About 200 NCC cadets attached to 15 (Tamil Nadu) NCC, Erode, participated in the yoga training session in S. S. M. Polytechnic College, Komarapalayam, in Namakkal district.