The year 2019 celebrates the 50th anniversary of Ananda Sangha, sharing the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.
In celebration of this momentous milestone, and of Paramhansa Yogananda’s birth anniversary, Ananda Pune has taken up the cause of Health & Wellness as the theme for 2019.
HealthQuest 2019 is a holistic Health & Wellness initiative by Ananda Sangha Pune for raising awareness of holistic (physical, mental, spiritual) healthcare, emphasizing prevention and healthy lifestyles, and bringing awareness of integrated medical care, combining the power of ancient Yoga science with mainstream Allopathy, Ayurveda, Homeopathy and other forms of healing. Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings on health are revolutionary and Ananda Pune will offer workshops, bulletins and health camps to share the teachings.
Be The Change Walkathon kickstarted HealthQuest, exhorting people to be the change in adopting Health & Wellness as a lifestyle choice. The theme line was: Walk with us, Run with us! Be The Change for a Healthy tomorrow!
Over 1500 people crowded the Main Building Lawns of the Savitribai Phule Pune University walking either 3 km or 10 km. Prof. (Dr.) Nitin Karmalkar, Vice-Chancellor of the University and the chief guest of the event flagged off the 10Km walk and Vahbiz Bharucha, Captain of the Indian Women’s Rugby Team, brand ambassador of HealthQuest, flagged off the 3 km walk. Young and old alike participated enthusiastically. Some even joined us with their pets…:).