Yogathon for GoC

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.

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IITB Yogathon 108 Suryanamaskar Challenge

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Yogathon 2015 Glimpse of participants

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.

Competitiveness Learners at IITB Celebrate Independence Day Differently

To the nature showering incessant blessings through rain on the business capital of India and its IIT, we prayed for a small window, so that the participants of our biathlon, who were eager to donate their sweat for a cause on such an auspicious day, can come out in larger numbers. The members of the core organizing team from the Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM), IITB course “International Competitiveness” who had worked hard were pleasantly surprised, when they started the meeting at @ 5:10 AM and saw beautiful clear skies. The nature was really with us, as it allowed the diverse audience from school girls, who all completed the biathlon, to veteran professors and IIT alumni from leading marathon firm of India participated in great spirits. A glimpse of the energy is visible in the photo. Many of them were first timers for a biathlon, still they participated and completed in spirit. The activity is organized by the core team consisting of mostly the learners of the unique competitiveness course as a social responsibility towards a worthy cause. Several learners and the participants practice and explore next level challenges, such as triathlon, swimathon and beyond. The energetic alumni of the course are doing well and building capabilities to climb heights in personal and professional lives. We acknowledge support of all the volunteers, institute management and other key stakeholders.

Energy at the start of biathlon

Energy at the start of biathlon

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Thank you all volunteers, participants and supporters.

Here are few additional photos for you. Enjoy.

Instruction by Reddy Coach to the Participants

Volunteers of the core team: Aman, Ankur, Ketan, Prabhakar and others