In a program organized by Vivekanand Kendra Kanyakumari, 11,000 students came together to perform Surya Namaskar. This event that took place on 18th January at the Bhilwara Higher Secondary School filled the premises with a never-seen-before look with thousands of kids flaunting the Surya Namskar posture. These participants included students from 42 schools.
The program organized by Vivekanand Kendra Kanyakumari
The Vivekanand Kendra had been providing training to these students from the last 1 month. The program was held not only to encourage students to perform Surya Namaskar as a daily routine activity but they also pledged that they would perform it on a daily basis.
The students were taught as to how performing Surya Namaskar plays an important role in rendering a good health. After the students performed the Surya Namaskar, the program proceeded with the performance of Malkhamb by international artists. During the event, Dr. Kamlesh Upadhyay was invited as the chief guest while Collector Rajendra Singh Kaviya was also reportedly present at the event.
The term Surya Namaskar means Sun Salutation and it’s composed of 12 Yoga poses that offer a good cardiovascular workout to the body. In spiritual aspects, it’s performed to express gratitude towards Sun God for sustaining life on Planet Earth. It keeps the body in shape while the mind stays calm and healthy.
Importance of Yoga
Today Yoga has descended the conventional boundaries and is not merely limited to being a part of Indian culture. Owing to the importance of Yoga, gradually the entire world is accepting it as a part of the daily routine. Since 2015, International Yoga Day is celebrated every year on 21st June and now everyone knows how crucial is it for maintain good health.
Surya Namaskar for Kids
It’s necessary to highlight the importance of Yoga and exercises and give out a social message that leading a healthy life is quite vital for the overall growth of one’s personality. Talking particularly about Surya Namaskar, it’s a great exercise for ensuring good health but at the same time it has a spiritual connection with Indian Gods. Particularly for young children, Surya Namaskar is being made compulsory in many schools as it offers several benefits like:
- Strengthening muscles
- Relieving stress
- Physical growth
- Balanced body and mind
- Calming down the nervous system