Mumbai’s schools, colleges celebrate International Yoga Day

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jun 21, 2016 10:48 IST
NCC cadets from Hansraj Morarji Public School in Andheri during an early morning yoga session on Tuesday.

Schools and colleges across the city conducted an hour-long program on the occasion of International Yoga Day on Tuesday.

At Hansraj Morarji Public School in Andheri, students as well as school staff arrived an hour before their usual time to practice yoga. “We had a practice session before and today we followed the same schedule. Everybody enjoyed it,” said Uday Nare, a teacher from the school.

At Mithibai College, all the National Cadet Corps (NCC) and National Service Scheme (NSS) cadets, along with the college staff, got together to make this program a success. “Yoga is beneficial to everyone and keeping this in mind, we have decided to start a yoga club in our college. This should keep it an ongoing process for students and staff,” said principal Rajpal Hande. He said the college will collaborate with a yoga institute soon.

The University of Mumbai collaborated with a Lonavala-based yoga institute to not only train a batch of teachers, but also conduct yogasanas from 7am on Tuesday morning. “We have conducted yoga sessions in city colleges and also in 310 villages across Maharashtra that were adopted by our NSS cadets,” said PRO Leeladhar Bansod.

Staff and students at RD National College in Bandra, too, participated in a 45-minute session specifically put together by experts. “It was a fun and healthy session and everybody enjoyed it,” said principal Dinesh Panjwani.

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