பக்கம்:சூர்ய நமஸ்காரம், 1928.pdf/102

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so dear to the Indian Pahilvan, costs nothing, and we are assured by the Chief Saheb that it can have not the slightest deleterious effect even on the very old and infirm. There is no doubt that the Chief Saheb at 60 and his publisher at 70 show in their photographs results that ought to put the most despairing valetudinarian in search of health on the tract of this panacea so firmly believed in, and prescribed in this book in detail, by the Chief of Aundh. The object of all educational institutions has been mainly to endow students with intellectual efficiency to serve their King and Country. But how far the educational department has succeeded in this, I leave the intelligent reader to judge. Efficiency to serve the King and the Country cannot be attained without lasting vigorous health and strength. Has any institution, private or public, thought of this in imparting so called liberal education to its students? Does any school or college today keep this goal in view in training its scholars ? Almost every school or college has facilities for bodily exercise. But statistics and experience show that all the students do not take an active part in exercise or sport. Many a black sheep is found to shirk with impunity. But even if all of them do come forward it is practically impossible for any institution to afford sufficient room or space for them all to train physically. In the wet season especially when vigorous bodily exercise is very necessary to keep one fit, no school or college can provide enough ground for all the students to exercise. A gymnasium, if any, can at best afford space for a few scholars only. Suppose a school or college is attended by, say four or five hundred boys and girls. And there are many like this. Can it provide suitable and sufficient room for engaging all the students simultaneously in any sport or game? Can it supply them all with apparatus or outfit? Can it provide them all with tennis, cricket, football or hockey grounds? But the question of room presents no difficulty whatsoever in the case of Surya Namaskar exercise. The rooms and veran dahs of the building will provide enough space for all the scholars to perform Surya Namaskars at the same hour and throughout the whole year.