Sun salutation combined with meditation can make our body and mind healthy, said P Gopichand. The badminton superstar participated in the Yogathan-Sun salutation challenge organized by the Art of Living here in the Hitex ground. More than 3500 people took up the challenge, which was supported by several universities, colleges and corporates.
Justice Venugopal of Telangana High court, who inaugurated the event along with Gopichand, observed that India is going to become economic super power by the year 2050. To take up the opportunities with both hands, the youth of India need to keep fit, both mentally and physically. He suggested that Yoga should become a part of routine in education and corporate work-life. He appreciated the Art of living for organizing the event which has risen the spirit of youth today.
Sri Mayur Kartik, Director of SriSri School opf Yoga, Bangalore, guided the more than 3500 people ranging from 18 to 75years, with the challenge of doing 108 Sun salutations, which would lead to receiving Gold certificate. A silver certificate is presented to those who could do at least 54 cycles and all the participants were given a certificate of participation.
Students and staff from Kaloji Agricultural University, Osmania Medical college, MGIT, NIFT, VNR Vignan Jyothi college, CBIT, IIIT, BITS Hyderabad, Government Ayurveda college, National institute of Nutrition, Mallareddy Engineering college, St. Francis college, Ekam IAS Academy have participated in the event. Besides, several corporate employees from Synchrony, State Bank of India, Sukhi group, Rainbow Hospitals, Yashoda hospitals, SriSri Tattoo, Way2News and several other institutes joined the event.
Sri Krishnamurthy, Art of Living Apex member thanked the participants, invitees and all support staff for making the event a grand success. The organization is planning to continue the spirit by organizing post-event sessions so that the practice of Yoga becomes a part of routine for the participants. All the participants were given T-shirts and yoga mats as a token of inspiration to continue the practice.