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JMA Pilani Rajasthan Celebrates International Yoga Day & World Music Day
The International Yoga Day is an opportunity to reveal to the world the subtle science of yoga, which everyone can use not just to achieve physical well being but also to learn a better way to live a healthy harmonious and happy life.
By: JMA Pilani
Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word 'yoga' derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness. In 2014 United Nations declared 21 June every year as International Yoga Day thanks to the initiative of Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
Defining Yoga, the Bhagavad Gita says: When the mind, restrained by the practice of yoga, attains to quietude and when seeing self by the self, one is satisfied in one's own self, the individual feels that infinite bliss can be grasped by the intellect, transcending the senses and established therein, the individual never moves from reality …. Let that be known by the name of yoga, the severance from union with pain.
To quote one of the most respected authority on Yoga Sri BKS Iyengar " Yoga an ancient but perfect science deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one's being from bodily health to self realization. Yoga means union – the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul."
Both Yoga and Music have a lot to do with triveni sangam and triple point equilibrium of Mind Body and Soul and the world at large is fortunate that both days are being celebrated together on 21 Jun 2018 which also happens to be Summer Solstice. According to Swiss Philosopher Henri Frederic Amiel, Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven. June 21 is observed as the World Music Day and the legacy is said to have originated in France with Fete de la Musique, a music festival that began in 1982 due to the initiatives by Jack Lang, the French Minister of Culture. However, it is said that the American musician Joel Cohen had put the idea in 1976 itself.
Smt. Jamuna Mishra Academy (JMA) established in the year 2004 is presently one of the most sought after schools at Pilani considered as Oasis in the desert state of Rajasthan well known in India today for top ranking institutions like BITS Pilani University as well as CSIR Laboratory CEERI, L.N. Birla Naturopathy & Yoga Kendra, and globally renowned Birla Science Centre. JMA has a rich tradition of observing days of national and international importance on a regular basis.
JMA Pilani organized a colourful function in the school play ground to celebrate Yoga day and music day. Principal Mrs Booma Natarajan gave an overview of the Yoga, music and significance of the day. The School Physical Education Teacher Sri Mahendra Singh anchored the yoga sessions in which Principal, teachers and staff enthusiastically participated in performing various asanas.
For more details about JMA Pilani see http://jmapilani.org/
About JMA Pilani: Smt. Jamuna Mishra Academy (JMA) established in the year 2004 is a Co-educational English Medium School with Experienced Teachers, Spacious Classrooms and Modern Amenities designed to impart Quality Education combined with All Round Personality Development and lay the Best Foundation for the Child's Future. While the school admits both boys and girls, the girl student enrollment has been steadily rising every year and is presently nearly 50% of the total strength. The school has boys NCC, girls band which has been winning laurels every year too. Yoga and Fine arts are not just part of school routine but a way of life for the students.
Mrs Booma Natarajan, M.Sc., M.A., B.Ed.
Principal, Jamuna Mishra Academy – JMA
Near Old Pilani Post Office Pilani Rajasthan 333031 India
Email booma_pilani at yahoo.co.in
Principal, Jamuna Mishra Academy – JMA
Near Old Pilani Post Office Pilani