New Delhi,17th June 2023 – AIIA, Goa, a Satellite Institute of AIIA, New Delhi, hosted a serene and invigorating Seashore Yoga Session at Arambol Beach today, as part of the build-up to the 9th International Day of Yoga Celebration. The event, organized in accordance with the protocols developed by the Ayush Ministry, Government of India, witnessed enthusiastic participation from various individuals, including faculty members, hospital staff, BAMS Scholars, and tourists, with a total of 200 people in attendance.
The session commenced at 7:00 am and continued until 8:30 am, capturing the essence of yoga’s holistic practice. Prof Dr Kalpana Sathe, Associate Dean of All India Institute of Ayurveda, Goa, extended a warm welcome to the participants, officially inaugurating the session with the chanting of the Patanjali Yoga Sutra Prayer song and the Samudra Vasane Devi Mantra, invoking a harmonious atmosphere.
Dr Yogesh Shinde and Mrs Mohini Metti skilfully coordinated the main Yoga protocol, ensuring a seamless flow and adherence to the Ayush Ministry’s guidelines. The session embraced a diverse range of yoga asanas, pranayama, and meditative practices, promoting physical and mental well-being among the attendees.
Following the invigorating session, Ayur Raksha and Bal Raksha kits were distributed to the villagers and foreign tourists gathered at Arambol beach. This initiative aimed to enhance public health awareness and provide essential resources for personal well-being.
Speaking on the occasion, Director AIIA New Delhi, Prof. Dr. Tanuja Nesari, commented, “I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the dean and the entire faculty for their efforts to celebrate the International Day of Yoga for the first time at AIIA Goa in making it a success. As AIIA New Delhi and AIIA Goa come together, in collaboration with the Ministry of AYUSH, to celebrate yoga for the betterment of humanity and the pursuit of health and happiness, we are confident that this harmonious union will yield significant benefits.”
In her presidential address, Prof. Dr. Sujata Kadam, Dean of All India Institute of Ayurveda, Goa, emphasized the pivotal role of yoga in maintaining a healthy life and awakening the inner consciousness to become the best version of oneself. She underscored the timeless wisdom and transformative power of yoga, urging individuals to incorporate its principles into their daily lives.
The Seashore Yoga Session at Arambol Beach served as a stepping stone towards the grand celebration of the 9th International Day of Yoga, which will be observed globally on June 21, 2023. The event reaffirmed the commitment of AIIA, Goa, to promoting the ancient practice of yoga and its profound benefits for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Recently, AIIA, New Delhi in collaboration with National Institute of Sowa and Rigpa, Leh conducted Yoga sessions from June 7-9, 2023, at Leh, Ladakh. The 5th Battalion of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force also participated in the event.