Global Academy of Technology Celebrated Yoga Day on 21st JUNE 2018. The NSS unit of GAT headed by Mr. SARAVANAN organized the event “YOGA and MEDITATION” for the occasion. All staffs and students were invited for this event.
The YOGA session was conducted by Sri SHIVAKUMAR, Director of Triveni Aero Space Pvt. Ltd who also happens to be renowned YOGA practitioner. Sri. Shivakumar has been practicing yoga under the guidance of his guru Dr. S.N. Omkar from past 25 years. He is also a Promoter to conduct yoga for school children and senior citizens under the banner of Lions Club. He also conducts yoga classes at Gnana Yoga Mandir in Vijayanagar.
Sri. ShivaKumar addressing the gathering
Sri. Shivakumar is the Managing Director of Thriveni Aerospace, a major supplier of components for HAL and Boeing. His wife Thriveni Shivakumar is also a lecturer and Writer.
Dr. Shamsunder, a member of Indian Red Cross and Lions Club Jayanagar, Bangalore was also present in this occasion. Dr. Shamsunder is an active member of Lions Club and Organizes various programme’s for school children and senior citizens
Many staff and students actively participated in the YOGA session. Sri. Shivakumar upheld the importance of yoga for all the participants during his address. He also thanked Our Prime Minister Sri. Narendra Modi for introducing International Yoga Day and promoting yoga globally. He also stressed on Patanjali Sutra’s to be practiced and followed by every individual. He also mentioned that, our present generation is being attracted by Western culture and following their practices thereby welcoming several diseases with improper practice of Lifestyle. Hence to avoid such things, he suggested that Yoga should be practiced everyday to boost our metabolism and keeping our self hail and healthy. He also mentioned that continuous practice of Pranayama and Meditation will balance our mind and soul thereby activating all chakras in our body.
Participants Practising asanas
Yoga session for about 120 minutes was practiced to all the participants. Pranayama, Meditation, Few Asanas and Surya Namaskara were practiced in yoga session. He also mentioned the importance of Asanas and Surya Namaskara during the session.
All the Heads of The Department, Dr. Vijayakumar – Dean of Institute, Prof. Mageshwaran – Training and Placement Director, Faculty, Staff and Students were present during the yoga session making yoga day a grand success.
Principal and Dean felicitating Sri. Shiva kumar
Dr. Rana Pratap Reddy, Principal and Dr. Vijayakumar – Dean felicitated Sr. N.M. Shivakumar for his contributions towards the society in field of yoga. Dr. Shamsunder was also felicitated on this occasion for his constant support and active participation in all activities held in GAT.
Mr. Saravanan R – Physical Education Director proposed vote of thanks and Feedback from Participants were also collected about the session. Sri. Shivakumar distributed books written by his Guru. Dr. S. N. Omkar about Surya Namaskar to all participants. The session was concluded by Chanting Patanjali Sukta under the guidance of Sri. Shivakumar