Yoga camp valedictory held on May 15
The valedictory function of the free Yoga camp conducted by Sri Danvantri Arogya Peedam, Walajapet, was held on May 15, 2013, with gaiety and enthusiasm. Inspector of Walajapet police station, Mr. Kandeepan, handed over the certificates to the students, in the presence of Peedam founder Kayilai Gnanaguru Dr Sri Muralidhara Swamigal.
The camp was held from May 5 to 15 for boys and girls, with the boarding and lodging, and equipment provided free of cost by the Peedam.
Speaking on the occasion, Walajapet Inspector, Mr Kandeepan, said, “The students of this camp have had a wonderful opportunity to learn yoga that too from Yoga masters, free of cost in such a wonderful ambience at the Peedam. We never got such an opportunity when we were young. Only recently, we got a chance to learn yoga. You students should make full use of the yoga training that you have received. When you go home, you should practice yoga repeatedly and make yourself proficient in yoga which will help you in your studies and in your career.
Yoga master S. Venkataraman said, “It was remarkable that the students learnt everything well and never got tired. I could see that at the Peedam they had the blessings of moolavar Sri Danvantri and that is how they could perform well.”
A Plus 2 student, narrating his experience at the Peedam, said, “I feel that my mind is now stable and that I am finally in control of my mind. Yoga has helped me control both my body and mind, keep them fit.”
A 50-year-old man, who also attended the camp, broke down and said, “We were looked after so well by Sri Muralidhara Swamigal and his aides. For ten days, we were given everything free here. I cannot forget my experience here.”
72-year-old S Balakrishnan of Nagalur in Villupuram district said he had come to the camp to accompany his two sons who had registered for the yoga camp. “Before we came to the camp, my mind was full of doubts about arrangements here and whether it would be worth it since I had to be away from my work for over 10 days. But after we came here, we were delighted to see the arrangements and hospitality. The Peedam founder himself looked after us. It was as if we were at home.”
“I myself benefited from the camp. I joined my kids in doing the yoga exercises and I found that the pain in my knees was gone, and also my cold got cured. I was able to breathe better,” said Balakrishnan.
Peedam founder Sri Muralidhara Swamigal said, “It is a rare opportunity for you students to get this certificate. For it was only here that both mother and children, father and children participated in the same camp. The yoga exercises that you have learnt will guide you throughout your life. Use thee yoga exercises to make your life wonderful.”
The camp’s yoga co-ordinator R Venkatraman thanked all concerned for the success of the camp. He told the participants that they had not only learnt about yoga but also about yagam. “This will help you improve the quality of life,” he added.
Among the chief guests for the valedictory function were Programme Co-ordinator of World Peace Trust, Mr S V Giri and Thiru Devaraj Swamigal.
At the end of the function, the participants received the blessings of the Peedam founder. The gathering then had lunch with the chief guests. The participants dispersed, wondering when such a camp would be held again and if they could attend it too.