YOUNGSTERS should be mentally and physically prepared to face real-life challenges.
With this in mind, National MIC Youth (Sports Bureau), the Malaysian Indian Sports & Cultural Foundation (MISCF) and the High Commission of India in Kuala Lumpur are hosting a yoga event at Jasmine Banquet Hall in Petaling Jaya on Saturday.
The event aims to bring together 300 to 400 people, especially youths, to spread awareness of the benefits of yoga.
MIC Youth chief Thinalan Rajagopalu said yoga should be incorporated into daily routines as it provides guidance on living a healthy life and is a holistic way of achieving good health and inner peace.
He also said practising yoga could help youths stay focused on their goals.
“Yoga can strengthen mental and physical capabilities,” he said.
High Commission counsellor Nishit Kumar Ujjwa said, “The outreach of yoga is wider.
“It connects us spiritually, mentally, physically and makes us a better person internally and externally.”
YPC International College director Noel Robert added that students must not only focus on their studies but also be physically active to take on challenges for a better life.
“It will give them confidence and strengthen their leadership skills,” he said.
Thinalan said invitation letters for the programme were sent to Tamil primary schools in the Klang Valley.
Students from primary to tertiary levels are encouraged to take part in the event.
Registration is free.
For details, call 016-666 7969, 016-310 2830 (Kasturi) or 016-222 2756 (Andrew).