2,700 people attend Yoga Day celebrations in Chandigarh

Chandigarh on Tuesday celebrated the 8th International Day of Yoga at 75 different places with the main event organized at Rock Garden. UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit was the Chief Guest and Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Som Prakash was the Guest of Honour. The theme of this year was ‘Yoga for Humanity’ and as part of the occasion, people performed yoga to highlight the importance of health and wellbeing.

2,200 people from across the city participated in the event. As India celebrates 75 years of independence, the Chandigarh Administration decided to hold yoga at 75 different places, with a total participation of 2,700 people from all walks of life. The event was organized by the Chandigarh Administration in association with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. On this occasion the chief guest and the special guest also planted saplings. Visually impaired students of Institute of Blind also celebrated the festival by doing yoga in their respective hometowns due to summer vacation. The administrator highlighted the importance of yoga and the need to adopt yoga as a way of life.

PGI also celebrated the 8th International Day of Yoga organized by its ‘CCRYN-Collaborative Center for Mind-Body Intervention through Yoga’ with the participation of over 150 Health Workers (HCWs). He also undertook to organize daily morning yoga sessions for the attendants of the patients apart from a session for the general public.

Dr Vivek Lal, Director, PGI said, “Yoga is a science and is going to be the science of the future with an added dimension.” The institute trained nodal persons from each department to conduct a five-minute y-break protocol daily at 11 am. About sixty nodal persons participated in it.

Ayurveda doctor Acharya Manish in collaboration with Chandigarh Administration organized a session for more than 100 people. “Yoga is the key to leading a sustainable life free from diseases. One must do yoga daily,” said Acharya Manish, who also shared tips for adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle with the participants.

Fortis Hospital Mohali organized a panel discussion in association with Tashwin Foundation on holistic health, wellness, diet, gym workouts and ancient yoga techniques. Anganwadis, Child Care Institute, Senior Citizen Home, Asha Kiran and Nari Niketan also celebrated the day to motivate the beneficiaries to make Yoga a part of their daily life and reap its benefits to lead a healthy life.

Dr. BR Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Mohali also celebrated International Yoga Day with faculty members and MBBS students participating in the Yoga session. Rajeev Mehta, Ayurveda Medical Officer and Member, Board of Ayurveda and Unani System of Medicine, Punjab was the Chief Guest. Dr Mehta talked about the importance of yoga and sattvic diet and various parameters like blood pressure, height, weight and BMI of the participants were recorded before and after the session. To remind the students about the importance of yoga, the AIIMS management also decided to organize a yoga session on the campus on 21st of every month.

UT Police, NCB, PGI come together to celebrate

UT Police in association with SPYM, Narcotics Control Bureau and PGI-Chandigarh celebrated Yoga Day with children from underprivileged areas of Chandigarh at Sector-16 Cricket Stadium. DGP Parveer Ranjan was the chief guest on the occasion. Dnyaneshwar Singh, Deputy Director General NCB, Chandigarh and Amanjit Singh, Regional Director, Akshay Anand, Department of Yoga, PGI along with 150 children participated along with others.

Modi has given global recognition to Yoga: Panchkula President

Panchkula Administration organized district level program at Parade Ground, Sector 5, Panchkula. On this occasion, along with Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker Gyan Chand Gupta, all the top officials of the district were present. Prime Minister Narendra ModiThe address to the nation was broadcast online.

Addressing the audience, Gupta said that Modi has given global recognition to Yoga. Focusing on the benefits of yoga, he said that it not only keeps the body healthy but also stabilizes the mind and sharpens the intellect. He said that Yoga is an ancient tradition practiced by the sages over the years which has been adopted by the whole world today. He thanked all the school children, ITBP, CRPF, Army and Police personnel, members of Patanjali Yog Samiti and sportspersons who came for the district level programme.

Panchkula Deputy Commissioner Mahavir Kaushik in his welcome address urged people to adopt yoga in their daily life and said that it not only keeps a person healthy but also increases immunity to fight diseases.

Panchkula Police celebrated in Police Lines

Panchkula Police organized Yoga Day program at Police Lines, Panchkula. The special guest of the ceremony was Director General of Police Prashant Agarwal who practiced yoga along with other top police officers.

Agarwal emphasized on incorporating yoga into the daily routine which can have health benefits and help in maintaining a positive attitude.