The Integral Yoga Institute in Coimbatore, South India held a one-day oratorical, essay writing, and drawing competition for 6–12th grade students from all over the area. The competition was part of the 105th birth anniversary of Swami Satchidananda and the LOTUS 5th anniversary celebrations organized by the IYI. Cash prizes were awarded to students for first, second, and third place winners in each of the competitions.


The theme chosen for the oratorical and essay writing contests was a central teaching that was close to Sri Swamiji’s heart: “Charity begins at home.” The drawing competition’s theme was: “Save Water and Trees for a Better Tomorrow.”


Also held, was a Hatha Yoga demonstration by students. What a beautiful way to honor these occasions.