Some 400 mothers from underprivileged backgrounds and middle class families joined hands with schoolgirls to celebrate International Yoga Celebrations in the city at Skyton Garden Function Hall, Gandhinagar, Jagathgirigutta, near Kukatpally. Some of the participants include and eight-month pregnant Manasa and many Muslim women.
The mothers alongside girl students of Tagore’s High School played an active part in the 4th Edition of International Yoga Day. The mothers who participated were mostly from an underprivileged background. 50 percent of them were the working women, who do small works in the nearby industrial belt in Balanagar. They are all from a middle-class background and remaining of them were homemakers. Catherine Tresa, Tollywood Film Star, graced the celebrations. She addressed the gathering on environmental hazards on the usage of plastics.
Padmasri Dr Manjula Anagani, Sai Kumar, Principal, Tagore High School, Dr Mani Pavitra, and Dr Uma Rani, Principal of Tagore High School participated in the celebrations. The celebrations were organized jointly by Million Moms and Tagore High School.
Addressing the gathering, Catherine Tresa announced that she would soon announce an NGO which will work on creating awareness on harmful impact of plastics on environment. It will also work on violence against animals. The NGO will work in association with GHMC, she announced. Padmasri Dr. Manjula Anagani spoke on the kind of food women should take their nutrition. A woman should require 1800 kilo calories a day. For which you must take a balanced diet, she told them.
Catherine Tresa also launched cotton bags for distribution in all the government schools in the city. Dr. Seetha, a retired Dental Doctor has been distributing thousands of cloth bags to various government schools in Balanagar, Kukatpally, Filmnagar and Madhapur. Her aim is to reach all government schools in the city with these cloth bags.
Dr. Mani Pavitra accompanied by many Yoga Trainers like Sanajana, Sunitha and other demonstrated Tadasana, Veerabhadraasana and other asanas. The participants repeated them. They have learnt a few Yogasanas, which they would like to continue at their homes. (NSS)