21.06.2015 ►TPF Raipur ►Programme on International Yoga Day

Posted: 07.07.2015


Terapanth Professional Forum Raipur

Terapanth Professional Forum, Raipur Branch in the immense presence of Sadhvi Rakesh Kumari Ji organized a Program of Yoga on International Yoga Day on 21st June 2015, Sunday at 6.30 A..M at Akansha, The School of mentally disordered children, Avanti Vihar, Raipur. The Programme started with Manglacharan by Shri Surendra Ostwal, Co- ordinator of Preksha Vahini and Shri Jeetmal Jain, President of Anuvarta Samiti, Raipur presented Preksha Song.

Shri Mahavir Prasad Jain, President of Raipur Branch welcomed all the participants and the programme was initiated by playing a small inspirational Movie clip on Yoga and its origin. The idea to celebrate International Yoga Day on 21st June of Every Year was proposed by our Honourable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi which was also approved and adopted by 177 countries across the world.


Shri Surendra Ostwal and Smt Pushpa Kothari explained the importance of Yogik Kriyan and demonstrated all 13 exercises initiating from head to toe for warming up before performing the Yoga Aasanas.

Smt Ritu Choraria, Vice President, East Zone addressed the gathering by explaining that yoga is valuable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself. She explained that it aims to achieve a series of physical and mental exercises. At the physical level, the methods comprise various yoga postures or ‘asanas’ that aims to keep the body healthy. The mental techniques include breathing exercises or ‘pranayama’ and meditation or ‘dhyana’ to discipline the mind.

The art of practicing yoga helps in controlling an individual mind, body and soul. It brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve a peaceful body and mind, it helps to manage stress and anxiety and keep you relaxing. It also helps in increasing flexibility, muscle strength and body tone. It improves respiration, energy and vitality.

She also explained that Meditation in Jainism aims at realizing the self, attain salvation and take the soul to complete freedom. It aims to reach and to remain in the pure state of soul which is believed to be pure conscious, beyond any attachment or aversion. Jain meditation is also referred as Samayika. The word Samayika means being in the moment of continuous real-time. It is also a method by which one can develop an attitude of harmony and respect towards other humans and Nature. By changing our life style and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Thus yogic exercises offer us long term benefits by promoting overall physical fitness, strong immense system and promoting mental peace and spirituality.

Sadhvi Malay Pragya Ji took the gathering to the peaceful and blissful spiritual world of meditation. She directed the gathering to perform preksha meditation for 15 minutes daily. Sadhvi Shri Rakesh Kumariji in her address to the gathering emphasized on daily practice of yoga pranayam and meditation for leading a healthy, happy, blissful and balanced life.

Thereafter Director of Akansha School Dr Meeta Mukherjee and Shri Prakashji shared their experiences of the program.


The program was graced by the eminent presence of Raipur Terapanth President Mr Prem Borad, Shri Prakash Singhi, Vice President JSTS, Smt. Sampat Barlota, Smt Indu Lodha, TYP President Raipur Shri Anil Duggar, Secretary Shri Surya Prakash Baid, Shri Madan Lodha, Kailsah Jain, Kewal Chand Jain, all faculties of the School, eminent guest from Avanti Vihar and Shri Pradeep Pagaria, Media Coordinator ABTYP JTN.


About 100 participants took part in the programme and took the advantage of the session. The programme was concluded by Vote of thanks given by Shri Avinash Jain.

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