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Tuesday, June 28, 2016


26th June Sunday, was  the concluding day of the International Yoga Day celebrations, at Ananda dham. A half day VIMARSHA  on  "Yoga and Education"  was arranged from 10 a.m to 12.30 noon. Sri Gopinath Edakkunni, Course Director of Thrissur District Yoga Association and Srimad Swami Tejaswarupananda Saraswathi, form Vivekananda Sevasram, Triprayar were the chief speakers. Susree Indu, student of Sri Gopinath and a Yoga therapist by profession spoke about her experiences. Sri Harinath.P, Yoga teacher at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Vidya Mandir, Kodungallur since last fifteen years, shared his experiences as a Yoga teacher while dealing with  different  age groups of school children. 

This was  followed by a beautiful yogasana demonstration by the prize winners of the various yoga competitions conducted earlier. As the last item of the day, the prize distribution for the winners in Yogasana contest. Mananeeya Didi and Sri Nayarananji, one of our guests and a yoga practitioner from Angamali, gave away the prizes. This year too, Mananeeya Eknathji Memorial rolling trophy for the best performing school, went to Guru shree Public School. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan School were  the runners  up. The programme concluded by 1.30 p.m.with Shanthi mantra.

Sunday, June 26, 2016


Competition on individual advanced yoga postures was held for school students in three categories, viz Group A -Class III to V, Group B- class VI to VIII and Group C -  for classes IX to X on 25 th June. A total of ten asanas were named out of which each students had to perform five asanas of their choice.
Mananeeya Didi lighting the lamp
  Forty five students from four different schools participated. The competition started by paying homage to sage Patanjali and lighting of lamp by Mananeeya Lakshmi |Didi.  It started at 7.30 a.m. and concluded at 12.30 noon.Mananeeya Eknathji Rolling Trophy for the school team with highest scores was bagged by last years winners,Gurushree School again.The runners up team was Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Vidya Mandir,Kodungallur.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


    The International Yoga Day was celebrated not only in India but all over the world. Vivekananda Kendra Vedic Vision Foundation, Kodungallur, too, in its own way  celebrated the International Yoga Day. Fifty-five participants belonging to the Yoga Varga and Yoga Satra being conducted within the campus and outside, were present for the collective yoga and pranayama  practice based on the National Protocol, with some additions like the Surya Namaskar.

     Mananeeya Lakshmi Didi lighted the lamp and gave her blessings to the performers. Sri P.C.Sudhakaranji, a close well-wisher of Vivekananda Kendra, Kodungallur, conducted the class. 15 gents and 40 ladies took part. The programme started at 7.30 a.m. and ended at 9 a.m.  The whole programme was sponsored by Dr.Sowdamini Suresh, a close wellwisher and sincere yoga practitioner of Kendra. 

Adaraneeya Lakshmi Didi inaugurated the International yoga Day programme at H.D.P.Y School. Andipillikavu and gave her blessings. The children and staff including school management member participated in the protocol practice. Smt. Lajita Udayan, trained in Kendra and yoga teacher of the school, conducted the programme. 

Sri Sudhakarji inaugurated the Amritha Vidyalyam, Kodungallur yoga day programme and addressed the children and staff about importance of yoga practice in day to day life. He also conducted similar programme at Balanubodhini school at Methala. The school management requested Kendra to conduct some training programme for the benefit of senior children