Two workshops for training of SHG members were conducted on 17th June & 18, June, 2016 at Pahal Kathayari, Uttrakhand. Mr. Kailash and Mr. Dilip Kumar Gupta, social workers posted at Uttrakhand conducted the workshop for members of 7 newly formed Self Help groups (SHGs). Around 46 women participated in the workshops. They were apprised about the concept of Self Help Groups and how it helps in transforming women into entrepreneurs by channelizing the collective resources of the group.
21st June is no longer remembered as the longest day of the year but is now recognized as the International day of Yoga. Soon after Prime Ministrer Narendra Modi during his address in the UN General Assembly in 2014 called for declaration of June 21st as International Yoga day, Yoga became a trend all over the world. In line with the spirit, Deepalaya also celebrated International Yoga day at its learning centers and Childrens’ home.
Father and Daughter Alliance: As yoga is termed as a physical, mental and spiritual practice, an informative and interactive one hour-yoga session was conducted at Sanjay Colony. Around 121 girls from Sanjay Colony & Y-block participated in the session. One of the teachers stepped in the shoes of the instructor and asked the students to follow the methodology used by her for “vayam” and paramayam. Not only students, the teachers also participated and showed their interest towards yoga. The sessions started with meditation followed by surya namaskar, which is combination of 12 different yoga asanas. Thereafter, the students halted for a five minutes rest.