SAIoneers attended a transformative yoga session proactively participated in the 999 Challenge, a global initiative of the Integrated Holistic Health Working Group, Civil 20 (Sahodaya Schools, Bhubaneswar Chapter). The event took place at the state-of-the-art sporting stadium of the school, Bijoy Indoor Stadium on June 27, 2023, with the esteemed Bri Niseema, Assistant Professor from Amrita University & National Coordinator of Ayudh India, the Global Youth Movement of Amrita, leading the session. SAI International organized this special yoga program on the G20 theme under the ambit of India’s presidency.
The yoga session aimed to introduce students to the profound benefits of yoga and promote a well-rounded approach to health and well-being. Through this engagement in the 999 Challenge, SAI International School further strengthened its commitment to providing students with opportunities to explore integrated holistic health practices and cultivate a balanced lifestyle. Ms. Niseema skillfully guided the students through a series of postures, breathing exercises, and meditation techniques. Her expertise in merging traditional yoga principles with contemporary approaches created a transformative experience for the participants, fostering a sense of inner harmony, self-awareness, and overall wellness.
The 999 Challenge is a global initiative that encourages individuals to adopt a holistic approach to health, focusing on nine pillars of well-being: physical fitness, mental clarity, emotional resilience, social connections, spiritual nourishment, environmental consciousness, ethical values, economic well-being, and technological balance. The 999 challenge comprises of: 9 Rounds of Surya Namaskar 9 Minutes of Meditation 9 Days of Committed Practice of the above two (Yoga + Meditation) & aims to bring together individuals, organizations, and communities to participate in a series of activities that promote well-being, compassion, and social responsibility. The challenge involves committing nine minutes each to three different activities that would help personal growth, commitment to society, the power of collective action, and the potential we have to make a significant difference in the world.
By incorporating this initiative into the yoga session, SAI International School provided students with a comprehensive understanding of holistic health practices and their significance in leading a fulfilled life.
"As the Senior Principal of SAI International School, I am immensely proud of our students' participation in the transformative yoga session, where they wholeheartedly embraced the 999 Challenge. This global initiative, in alignment with the G20 theme under India's presidency, emphasizes the significance of integrated holistic health practices in education. By engaging in such programs, our students not only nurture their physical and mental well-being but also become global ambassadors of wellness. This experience empowers them to lead balanced and fulfilling lives, while contributing positively to society. I commend our students for their dedication and express my sincere gratitude to the Integrated Holistic Health Working Group, Civil 20, for providing this platform for holistic growth.", said Shri Nilakantha Panigrahi, Director Academics, Sr Principal, SAI International.
SAI International School remains steadfast in its mission to provide students with comprehensive and transformative educational experiences. Active involvement in the 999 Challenge signifies the school's commitment to offering a well-rounded curriculum that encompasses the various dimensions of holistic health.