Sept 27, 2015 : On Sunday at 4:00 pm the Women association of Valencia Church (Saheli) organized a programme on Physical fitness and yoga demonstration for the parishioners . Rev Fr Clifford Pinto who presided over the programme addressed the participants on the need for physical fittnes and the need of understanding on yoga. Ms Gladwin Fernandes, Assistant Professor, St Aloysius College, Mangalore and Ms Vandya, BCA student were the resource persons. Ms Gladwin is an athlete and a popular karate player and has won four gold medals in Asia Continental Karate Championship and one gold and one Bronze medal at International Karate. She has also won laurels as a trainer for self defense and who has given several programmers across Dakshina Kannada Ms Gladwin spoke on the need for skill based and health based physical fitness. She also demonstrated some physical exercises which we could practice every day for better physical fitness. Ms Vandya gave a demonstration of several asanas like swastikasana, vajrasana, suryanamaaskar, savasana etc. and also personally attended to teach some of the asanasa to the participated. Around 60 participants benefited from this programme. Ms Leena D Souza, the President of Saheli delivered vote of thanks. Ms Carmine and Ms Gretta invoked God’s blessing through a Hindi hymn. Dr Rose Veera D Souza compered the programme.

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