India has started opening new vistas of awareness with proposing Yoga Day. Acceptance of 142/143 countries of IYD reflects the liking of so many countries. With such a response, big responsibility fell on India to demonstrate that new benchmarks of awareness can be set. Thanks to massive efforts by so many organizations, India was ready to demonstrate its concern for health.
IIT Bombay, a leading university of India, also wants to contribute. Practices were planned and interested learners were taught basics of Yoga, particularly Suryanamaskar. The basics were good enough for one to start practice by self. The main coach Sarang Nandedkar and volunteers Shiva were very helpful.
Group on Competitiveness (GoC) often creates awareness for SJMSOM’s participation in such local events. We are very happy that members such as Lalit Lalwani and Yugandhar Vardhineni helped SJMSOM represent well. Research scholar and faculty (incl. families) kept the flag high as all (7/7) completed the Yogathon (108 Suryanamaskar) smoothly. We have rarely seen such balanced achievement by GoC in the past; a symptom of growing maturity of training of members and their desire to climb steps. GoC members were happy to have contributed their bit to such pioneering event of IITB.
The members are getting ready for next level challenges. 7th IITB biathlon is coming close (First was launched on August 15, 2012) and we hope that several new records will be set.
With very successful participation in the local Yogathon, the group is all charged to take next steps on competitiveness research journey. We eagerly look for matching talent that is keen to aim next levels in Swimathon.