INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY
Mumbai, June 22 2023: With the goal of promoting the importance of yoga in the overall development of students, staff and faculty, Whistling Woods International (WWI) organised a grand event to commemorate International Yoga Day 2023 amidst the present of renowned actor, Jackie Shroff, Dr. Avinash Dhakane, I.A.S, MD, MFSCDC and the team of upcoming Hindi TV series, Jaanaki. The event started with the lamp lighting ceremony post which Chairman and Founder, WWI, Subhash Ghai spoke motivationally on the value of Yoga. With a focus on breath-work, meditation, and physical well-being, students and staff at WWI actively participate in the yoga sessions conducted under the direction of a qualified yoga mentor and visiting faculty, Vandana Trivedi and Digna Popat, Yoga Instructor.
Subhash Ghai expressed his appreciation for having the opportunity to celebrate this auspicious day at Whistling Woods International. He emphasised how yoga has been essential to his personal development and helped him to connect with his spiritual side. “Yoga fills our lives with positive energy, transforming defeats into victories. It restores our inner selves and provides a source of serenity in the face of adversity”, he remarked.
The guest of honour, Jackie Shroff addressed the audience in his trademark style and thanked Subhash Ghai for helping to shape his career. He shared a light-hearted anecdote about incorporating yoga into daily life, proposing that a simple act like touching one’s feet in the morning and attempting to increase flexibility could be a great starting point. His advice to everyone on International Yoga Day was, “Breath, respect everyone and plant trees.”
The event showcased music videos, Dhyaan Yog, Gyaan Yog and Yoga Karein Hum illustrating the importance of practice of Yoga, which was highly admired by the guests, and everyone present for the event.
Digna Popat, a well-known yoga instructor, captivated the crowd with her amazing yoga performance. The highlight of the day was Subhash Ghai and Jackie Shroff demonstrating a few yoga poses, which exhibited their flexibility and dedication to a healthy lifestyle.
The celebration of International Yoga Day 2023 at WWI demonstrated the institute’s commitment to promoting the practice of yoga and its positive impact on the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of the individuals, which Meghna Ghai Puri, President, WWI, emphasised on in her closing remark.
HIGHLIGHTS OF INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY AT WWI:
1. Lamp lighting by WWI management members and guests
2. WWI students & staff participated in yoga session
3. Jackie Shroff showcased yoga poses at WWI campus
4. Jackie Shroff & Subhash Ghai performed yoga with Digna Popat
5. Our partners from SONY Media Technology Centre Japan were also present during the celebrations
6. Team of Jaanaki (Hindi TV show) felicitated
7. Press Conference with the team of Jaanaki