Over 4,000 students took part in the event
On the occasion of International Yoga Day, The Akshaya Patra Foundation in partnership with Bengaluru-based health and fitness startup, Yo2Yoga conducted yoga sessions for over 4,000 students in 21 government schools across Bengaluru to educate them about the benefits of yoga and help them practice a yoga routine for a healthy life.
The event was held at GHPS Maralakunte in the presence of renowned dancer-turned actress, Nithyashri. It was organised as a part of Akshaya Patra’s School and Student Transformation initiative and supported by AIKYA, the Foundation’s youth volunteering wing.
Akshaya Patra intends to introduce yoga sessions based on the prescribed guidelines of Ministry of Ayush in schools for the academic year in partnership with Yo2Yoga. As a part of this endeavour, yoga will be made a key component of morning assembly and teachers will be trained and enabled to train the children. In the long run, the introduction of yoga in schools is expected to result in improvement in posture, concentration, and overall health of the students.
Highlighting the importance of the event, Shridhar Venkat, CEO, Akshaya Patra said, “It is excellent that these children are getting exposure to yoga. It will not just make them healthy but also prepare them to represent their schools on competitive yoga platforms. Hopefully, some of them will also look at it as a viable career option and pursue it.”