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Pondicherry's International Yoga Festival 2016

A report on Pondicherry's International Yoga Festival 2016 in The Hindu
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Spiritual      

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  • 1. oEIll. I'dI l. EilIII IIIGEIS bl“, VISIIS IIUOu'lIII areas The eight~member inter-ministerial team from the Centre called on Chief Minister layalalithaa, before heading for spot assessment of the damage to properties and loss of lives in recent rains: Page 6 Lal(Sllll'II, temple jumno, taxes a break start her journey to attend the 48-day rejuvenation camp at Mettupalayam in Coimbatore district: Page 4 Asanas galore at International Yoga Festival Nearly 1000 participate in the various categories of competitions and Workshops 5. SENTHAIJR PUDUCHERRV: Subalakshmi Ma- hal in Muthialpet on Tuesday started buzzing with yoga en- thusiasts, children and adults alike, keen on displaying their proficiency in asanas. Yoga ambassadors from dif- ferent states to first-time en- trants, the participants were warming up to the three-day event that will be packed with competitions and workshops. There were 992 candidates participating in the competi- tion and 20 were foreigners. Yoga enthusiasts from Ger- many, Spain, Italy and Hong Kong were part of this festiv- al. Two separate stages were set for the girls and boys to perform. The jury sat around a mat where the children be- tween the age group of 10-15 performed. As they twisted arms and legs performing dif- ficult asanas, the jury wrote down the marks in a black slate and displayed it after ev- ery asana. The other partici- pants were seen practising asanas under the supervision of their coaches. The International Yoga Festival in Puducherry has a long history dating back to 1992. Many have participated in the competitions more than once. Coming from far off places, they have also won medals. “It is a pleasure com- ing to Puducherry. The se- . rene environment and beauti- ful city has always attracted us to this city, ” says Saksham Mishra. a participant. '. ¢. ; — . .- Yogacharini Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani addresses the 22nd International Yoga Festival; children display their skills in asanas at Subalakshmi Mahal and free Yoga classes being held on the Beach Road as part of the festival in Puducherry on Tuesday. — PHOTOS: T. SINGARAVELOU AND M. SAMRAJ Just 21 years old, Dilrajpreet I based on the age groups—l0- “I am hoping to win a gold Kaur has won gold medal in 15 years, 16-20, 21-25, 26-35, 36- medal even here, ” she says International Yoga Competi— S0 and 51 years and above. with confidence. tinn held in Thzailrmd in 7011 Wnmoin nartirinnntc alsnva XIrrl(cl1nn nn mrinuc nm. and workshops took off smoothly, there were some glitches as well. Disgruntled n-av-Ann: ru-4-uc-n41 fl-In inn: nf Lakshmi, the temple elephant of Manakula Vinayagar Temple,

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