The third zonal event of year-long Children Yoga Festival 2016, was successfully conducted on 14th February 2017 coinciding with Bala Yoga Diwas (Birthday of Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati. The event was held at G.K.Shetty Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Ambattur where 126 children from 10 schools actively participated in the day-long event comprising 11 Thematic Yoga Skill Demonstrations, Oratorical Skill Demonstrations, Quiz, Keerthan, etc.,
It was wonderful to see the tiny tots of the schools lined up to welcome the Chief Guest Swami Bhakti Chaitanyananda Saraswathi.
The event was started off lighting of Lamp by the Chief Guest Swami Bhakti Chaitanyananda Saraswathi, Principal Mrs Usha Rani, and other dignitaries on the dais. Shri. Ramanathan, Asst Correspondent of the school welcomed the gathering followed by a special address by Shri. T. Chakravarthy, President, Vidya Bharathi South Zone & Vice President of Vivekananda Educational Society.
Shri. Balaji Gorantla, Chairman, Children Yoga Festival Committee delivered the keynote address.
The Chief guest, Poorna Sannyasin and disciple of Sri Swami Satyananda, Swami Bhakti Chaitanyaji addressed the gathering with his inspiring speech. Smt Padma Ramesh delivered the vote of thanks.
All the participants were given participation gifts “Satyam Prasad” sponsored by ITC Classmate.
Yoga demonstrations on varied themes like “Dasavarataram, Rain water conservation, Markandeya story, Unity between India and Pakistan, Importance of Agriculture, Prevention of disease through yoga, Environment issues” were performed by the children
Oratorical Skill demonstrations on the themes Nature and Yoga, Power of mantra, Yamas and Niyamas demonstrated the in-depth knowledge the children had gained about these yogic concepts