The valedictory ceremony of the two-week free yoga camp conducted from June 3rd to 21st was held on June 21, 2019 at Amrita Vidyalayam Mangaluru to commemorate International Yoga Day. The programme commenced at 9 am in Amriteswari Hall with the following dignitaries on the dais – The Correspondent of the Institution Bri Mangalamrita Chaitanyaji (Swamini Amma), Chief Guest Mrs. Vidyashree B., Consultant Yoga Therapist at Yenepoya Specialty Hospital, Kodialbail, Yoga Instructors of the Yoga Camp, Sri Rajesh Naik (Gents Batch) and Smt. Bharathi Shetty (Ladies Batch), Senior Principal of the school, Sri Ramachandra Bhat and Vice-principal Smt. Anupama Rao.
The programme hosted by Smt. Shruthi Rao opened with prayer, followed by the traditional lighting of the lamp. The guests were then introduced and welcomed by Sri Ramachandra Bhat. The dignitaries distributed certificates to all the participants who actively took part in the two-week Free Yoga Camp. The Yoga Gurus, Sri Rajesh Naik and Smt. Bharathi Shetty were felicitated for their dedicated service in teaching yoga to all the participants.
Chief Guest Smt. Vidyashree spoke about the necessity of practicing yoga, as it is just as important to cleanse our minds like we cleanse our physical bodies. She urged everyone to continue the practice in their daily lives for a peaceful and blessed existence.
Smt. Anupama Rao then expressed her deep feeling of joy as Amrita Vidyalayam was invited by the Mangalore Airport Organisation on the auspicious occasion of International Yoga Day to give a demonstration to the employees. It is indeed an achievement that our institution has made a name for itself in the field of Yoga. Smt. Nalini, Yoga Instructor of the school led the yoga demonstration at the airport.
Swamini Amma then addressed the gathering giving the theme of this International Yoga Day as ‘Yoga for the Heart’. She expressed her view how our institution has upheld the values and morals as well as the culture and traditions of ancient India. Yoga is one such tradition that the institution has adopted. “Yoga is to Transform”, was the message she conveyed to all
Smt. Nayana Rajath expressed words of gratitude to the guests and the gathering, and Smt. Bharathi Shetty led a short demonstration of various yoga postures which students and camp participants followed. Finally, the valedictory ceremony of the camp came to an end with the playing of the New Yoga Anthem and meditation.