Celebrating World Music day, National Reading Day & International Yoga Day on 21 June 2021.
That health and fitness are all important has been borne home to us by the Pandemic. A big part of that is definitely mental health and undoubtedly music, reading and yoga are closely connected because they all help in keeping us calm, positive and balanced. Music helps us to connect, Yoga helps us to disconnect and reading helps us to get lost in a world of the imagination. Each of these is a great way to escape the stress of daily life.
Coincidentally, the Summer Solstice saw all three i.e. music, yoga and reading intertwined. On Monday 21 June 2021, Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar celebrated National Reading Day, World Music Day and International Yoga Day with happiness, vigour and some interactive activities. The day began with some chanting and a video where students, parents and teachers shared their thoughts on yoga being the very best path to fitness. All students proceeded to perform the ‘Surya Namaskar’ and a few other ‘asanas’. The students of the Western Music Club performed the classic ‘We are the World’ to celebrate World Music Day.
Classes VI to XII had been given interesting short stories to read over the weekend. Some of these short stories were ‘After Twenty Years’ by O. Henry , ‘The Bet’ by Anton Chekhov, ‘Goodbye My Brother’ by John Cheever etc. A quiz activity, class discussion of the story and a viewing of the movie versions were much enjoyed by the students.
Healthy minds and bodies are a prerequisite for learning, be it online or offline. Life has stress but why let it bring us down? Read a good book, listen to your favourite music and stretch with a few asanas every day … peace of mind and a toned body; what could be better. “Yoga is like music. Create a sync of your body and mind with music for the soul.”