President Ram Nath Kovind today visited the Satsang Foundation Ashram in Madanapalle, Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh.
The Satsang Foundation was founded by Sri M in 1994 on the principles of service, community welfare, and the welfare of all living beings. The foundation has been contributing towards the all-round and holistic improvement of today’s society through its initiatives in the Education, Health and Environment sectors.
The President has inaugurated the Yogashala of the Bharat Yoga Vidya Kendra and interacted with the students of the first Yoga Teacher Training program being held at the premises.
President Kovind has appreciated the fact that students came to Madanapalle from all corners of the country for the course.
The President has stated that, he understand that Kriya Yoga is a comprehensive and holistic discipline for the elevation of the mind as well as to keep physically fit. He said Yoga would always be of great help in meeting the daily challenges of life in all spheres.
The President said, the most important aspect of learning Yoga is creating a healthy mind in a healthy body as well as being able to explore deeper aspects of consciousness. He left the students with the message to stay open to learning all their lives even after becoming teachers.
Later, the President unveiled the foundation stone of Swaasthya Hospitals, an initiative of the Satsang Foundation. This 38 bedded hospital will provide affordable and quality health care to the semi-urban and rural population of Madanapalle including the students, staff, family members, and Sugali tribal community from nearby villages.
The President has also interacted with the students and teachers of the Satsang Vidyalaya – a free school which has been providing holistic development, high quality education, nutrition, and healthcare services to the children of marginalised communities in Madanapalle since 1991.
Later, the President has departed for Sadum, in Andhra Pradesh and where he has addressed the students and teachers of a co-educational, residential and alternative school, which was inaugurated by then President of India, Dr. Abdul J Kalam in 2006.