From 26th May to 1st June, the Yuva Yoga Mitra Mandal organized a Foundation 1 course at Ganga Darshan. Sannyasi Chandramani conducted the APMB, relaxation and pratyahara classes and the mantra chanting. Ten female and thirty male members of YYMM attended the course.
At the end of the course, the participants received prasad and Swamiji's blessings.
On 19th October, the YYMM celebrated their foundation day at Paduka Darshan, Sannyasa Peeth. Before their families, ashram guests and students, the Yuvas performed a beautiful sequence of asana, a modern dance and sang wholeheartedly kirtan and bhajan to the delight of all present. Swami Shankarananda spoke on the profound impact of yoga in our daily life.
Swami Niranjan described the transformation of human beings to extraordinary beings through yoga. He highlighted how children from a humble background can rise to the top position in India, and further explained how Munger, the City of Yoga, and its citizens contribute to and shape the future of yoga.
Swamiji sang the bhajan Karo Raksha Vipatti Se conveying the message that one should pray to God for courage, strength and hope to endure the hardships of life, for only by facing obstacles bravely one will shape a positive personality. Swamiji ended with a big 'thank you' to the parents for inculcating good samskaras in their children who will no doubt reap the fruit in the future. He then gave his blessings to all members of YYMM.
250 Yuvas, 250 family members and a hundred guests and students from Ganga Darshan attended the program.