Mahatma Night Degree College of Arts and Commerce celebrated the International Day of Yoga on 21st June, 2017 in the college campus. Mrs. Shilpa Ghone, Senior Teacher of Kaivalyadham, Mumbai was the Chief Guest of the event.
Students of the Mahatma Night Junior and the Degree college students all assembled at 7.00 p.m. in the ground floor multipurpose hall where Principal Dr. Padma Rangan along with the Chief Guest inaugurated the event by lighting the lamp. The invocation song was sung by Naina Vishwakarma of T.Y.B.Com.
Principal Dr. Padma Rangan introduced the Chief Guest Mrs. Shilpa Ghone as the Senior Teacher of Kaivalyadham, Mumbai. Kaivalyadham is a 100 year old institution with its main centre in Lonavala and branches across the country. An M.Sc. in Yoga Mrs. Shilpa Ghone has several diploma and certificate courses in yoga to her credit. She spearheads several workshops in Kaivalyadham such as concentration, memory and emotional intelligence; stress management; Life style disorder management; meditation and its techniques; pregnancy, pre and post natal; health management; yoga education teaching method. Mrs. Shilpa Ghone conducts yoga classes for police personnel to help them cope with the stress involved in their job.
In her speech Mrs. Shilpa Ghone explained with power point slides the importance of yoga for a healthy happy life. She started her session by explaining the importance and relationship of the body, the mind and the spirit. With illustrations she emphasised the need of building a healthy mind in healthy body. She elaborated on the importance of yoga in our day to day life. The students participated in a few yogasanas like parvatasan, simple breathing exercises, meditation, vrikshasan and neck exercises.
The workshop was well received by all the students and teachers as they listened to her in pin drop silence. Her speech motivated the participants and stimulated them to practice yoga on a daily basis.
Principal Dr. Padma Rangan, thanked the Chief Guest Mrs. Shilpa Ghone for sharing her valuable time with the students and enlightening them with knowledge and importance of yoga for a happy and healthy life.
Dr. Lata Krishnan, coordinator of the programme concluded the session by thanking all who participated in the programme. She reassured the Chief Guest that the yoga sessions will continue as they are included in the time table of the college. The CYP – Common Yoga Protocol programme – Yoga for Harmony and Peace designed by the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopath, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) is adopted by the University of Mumbai to be practiced by the students and teachers of the Mumbai University. Dr. Lata Krishnan thanked Principal Dr. Padma Rangan and the Management for adopting Yoga as an integral part of the college programme.
The programme ended with the national anthem and students dispersed.