While the rest of the world performed Yoga on Yoga Day, the Yoga programme organised by Chaitanya Institute for Mental Health (CIMH) at Refillers Value Mart recently was a one of its kind event.
The programme was organised with a goal to reintegrate the chronic, mentally ill back into their families and society. Around 400 people performed yoga at the premises of Refillers within a span of 1 hour.
Participants included patients with Schizophrenia and Mood, Personality, Substance related and Geriatric disorders and the staff as well as the customers of Refillers.
Present at the event were Amit Gupta, Director, Refillers Value Mart and Rony George, Director, Chaitanya Institute for Mental Health.
“CIMH has been working with people across Pune with various problems in their personal or professional lives causing mental stress,” Mr George said.
“We at Chaitanya understand that every individual has a different set of problems and there has to be a way to get away from all the pressure. The event organised at Refillers Value Mart was one of our many programmes and events to help people reconnect with the world with a revived body, mind and soul.
“The sole purpose was to provide people with a platform to relax and rejuvenate so that it doesn’t affect them any further than it already has. We thank Refillers for providing us their entire premise to conduct the program; this helped immensely to get such a huge audience at one place,” he added.
“It was amazing to see so many people from different age groups and socio-economic backgrounds come forward for a common cause. Yoga is an excellent medium to tell people to take a break from their busy and stressful lives,” he added.”
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