Spring Daleans join CBSE schools across the country in observing Second International Yoga Day
Health concerns ruled the roost at Spring Dale Senior School on the occasion of Second International Yoga Day as Spring Daleans joined the bandwagon of CBSE schools across the country to observe the day in response to a call given by Mr Narendra Modi, Prime Minister, and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
Summer vacation, which was in full swing at the time of organizing the activity, failed to deter the participants’ passion for the activity. A flurry of activity in the form of arrival of staff and students in the school, distribution of mats among the participants, assembly of partakers in the school grounds and commencement of yoga exercises under the tutelage of the school’s yoga teacher, marked the beginning of the day.  
Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School, said that the Common Yoga Protocol prescribed by the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, was followed diligently and the participating staff and students of the school performed the ‘asanas’, ‘kapaalbhaati’ and ‘pranayamas’ laid down in it.
“Yoga, which is a gift of the Indian traditions to the whole world, is an important part of the regular sports and exercise routine of the school. It is regularly performed in the school premises to provide students with a chance to relax physically and mentally and stay fit,” he said. The participating students and teachers also took pledge to make Yoga a part of their daily routines.
Stating that the institution attached due importance to health concerns, Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Senior School, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, President, Spring Dale Educational Society, said that yoga was an important part of the sports events and personality development camps organized regularly in the school.
They added that the staff and students were regularly sensitized about the benefits of performing yoga through various sessions and camps dedicated to health and wellness. “The school also has a health and wellness club that regularly organizes different activities to sensitize the staff and students about the importance of yoga in our daily lives,” they said.
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