AoL workshop concludes at Balgran

Children during a workshop of Utkarsha Yoga organized by Art of Living and Gandhian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies in Jammu.
Children during a workshop of Utkarsha Yoga organized by Art of Living and Gandhian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies in Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 30: The four day Art of Living (AoL) workshop Utkarsha Yoga organized by Gandhian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies and AoL J&K and Ladakh concluded here today at Balgran.
Utkarsha Yoga is a meticulously designed programme by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar exclusively for the children.
The programme focused on all round development of children in a holistic way. The breathing techniques taught in the programme gave children the essential tools to overcome negative emotions such as fear, shyness, nervousness, anxiety, frustration, jealousy etc easily.
Nearly 70 children attended the workshop and received training in which they were trained in Yoga, Pranayam, Surya Namaskar, Bhastrika, Bharamari and Sudarshan Kriya meditation.
The children also learnt the five keys of wisdom useful for their overall development. Besides this, the soft skills were also imparted to the students such as communication skills, public speaking, mind management, time management, eating and sleeping habits, control over emotions in a play way method.
After attending the workshop children shared their experiences.
The workshop was conducted by two senior AoL teachers Anju Gupta and Dr. Anuja Jasrotia and assisted by dedicated team of AoL teachers and volunteers Sunny, Ranjoy Anjali and Jogeswar.
Dr. Seema Rohmetra, Director Gandhian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Jammu in her valedictory address highlighted the role of such workshops in shaping the character of young students.
“Such initiatives can indeed go a long way in contributing towards stress free and violence free societies,” she said adding that to make such workshops a success in real sense of the term, it’s important to have follow-up sessions.
So it was decided during the closing ceremony that Anju Gupta, assisting volunteer faculty from AoL will be taking follow up sessions on alternate Saturdays to make a positive impact on young minds.
Ajay Kapoor, State Coordinator – AoL Bureau of Communications and Projects coordinated the event.
Among others who attended the closing ceremony were Dr. Sapna Sangra, Dr. Shubha Vats, Dr. Monica Narang, Dr. Mrinalini Atrey, Dr. Renu Jamwal, Rajan Salalia STP and senior faculty from AoL-Prabha Salathia, Ajay Gupta, Suman Sharma, Kukdeep Sharma, Tuhina Salalia and Jai Aggarwal.