Puttur: International Yoga Day is celebrated in India under the leadership of Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi saw the reflection throughout the country. Taking the queue St Philomena College organized a mammoth gathering of yoga participants at the College ground.
NCC cadets from Army, Navy and Air force of N. M. C. Sullia, Shri Ramachandra College, Perne, Government Junior College, Puttur, St Philomena High School and St Philomena College, numbering around 650 participated in the yoga.
Lighting the lamp Fr. Alfred J. Pinto, Correspondent of Mai De Deus Institutions inaugurated the programme and said, “Body and mind synchronized with nature. Therefore sound mind makes a sound body and yoga will help to achieve this stage”.
Lt. Col. Ranjith Charco, Chief NCC officer called upon the NCC cadets never to look back after starting the work and also pointedly said that yoga should be performed until breaking time without any interruption.
The participants performed yoga from 7am to 7:35 am.
Rev. Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro, Campus Director, Prof. Leo Noronha, Principal of St Philomena College, Rev. Fr Vijay Lobo, Principal of St Philomena PU College, Mr. Oswald Rodrigues, Head Master of St Philomena High School, Mr. K. Sheshappa Gowda, Asst Sub Inspector of Police, Puttur, Rev. Fr Rithesh Rodrigues, Asst. Professor, Postgraduate Department of Commerce, Mr. B. K Madhava, Youth and Sports Officer of Puttur Taluk, NCC Officers Mr. Clement Pinto, Mr. Roshan Sequeira, Mr. Naresh Lobo, Mr. Gregori Pais from Kombettu, Mr. Sudhakara from Perne, Mr. Kuladeep from Sullia, Mr. Mahesh Rai, 19 Karnataka Battalion P.I staff, Rev. Fr Maxim D’Souza, Warden of St Philomena High School Boys’ Hostel, Mr. Ramanath Rai, Secretary of Ex Service men Association and the members of Ex Service men Association were present for the programme.
Mr. Rajashekar, teacher of St Philomena High School compered the programme.
Puttur: On the occasion of 5th International Yoga Day, St Philomena College and St Philomena PU College jointly celebrated Yoga Day on June 21, 2019 in Silver Jubilee Memorial Hall of the college.
Ayurveda and Yoga Consultant of Puttur City Hospital Dr. Chethana inaugurated the programme. She said, ‘Yoga plays a predominant role to keep up our physical and mental health. In the present period, tension, stress, depression etc., are quite common in human life. In order to overcome these difficulties, it is inevitable to practice yoga regularly.’
The Campus Director Rev. Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro participated as the chief guest and gave his message.
19 Karnataka BN Madikeri directed this prgramme. NCC cadets, sports persons, members of Rovers-Rangers, inmates of St Philomena College Hostel for Men and women have demonstrated various yoga asanas on this occasion.
The Warden of St Philomena Hostel for Men Rev. Fr Rithesh Rodrigues and Warden for St Philomena Hostel for Women Sr Flora Machado graced the occasion.
NCC Officer Lt. Johnson David Sequeira, Physical Education Instructors Mr. Prakash D’Souza, Mr. Rajesh Moolya and Convenor of Rovers-Rangers Mr. Harshad Ismail coordinated the programme.
The Principal of St Philomena PU College Rev. Fr Vijay Lobo welcomed the gathering. The faculty member Dr Asha Savithri compered the programme.
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