GUWAHATI: Marking the celebration of 6th International Yoga Day and recognizing importance of Yoga in helping people deal with increased stress due to the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, Press Information Bureau, Guwahati today organized a Webinar on 'Yoga in Times of Coronavirus' at the office of Directorate General, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, North East Zone.
The Webinar brought together all the offices of Directorate General, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of North, East, South, West, Northeast Zone, Yoga experts from prominent Yoga Organizations and journalists across the country.
"Yoga is the gift of India to the humanity," said LR Viswanath, Head of North East Zone, Ministry of Information& Broadcasting while giving his welcome note in the Webinar today. Speaking about the purpose of Yoga, he said that negative thoughts can be arrested if one does yoga regularly. He also said that in this COVID time there is lot of monotony, depression, negativity and anxieties and there is no better solution than practising yoga.
Gracing the webinar as a yoga Expert from Northeast, Subhashish Kar, Yoga expert, Board of Sports, Assam, said that Yoga can develop human being at physical, mental and social level. "Corona is bringing stress and strain and Yoga is the only system that can help reduce it."
He appreciated Press Information Bureau for conducting this webinar on Yoga to reach people in far places during this time of pandemic.
The Webinar had participation of Zonal heads of East, West, North and South Zones apart from that of North East Zone under the Ministry of I&B. The officials from each zone spoke about the contribution of their respective zones in promoting yoga and they also highlighted the scenario of Yoga in the states under each zone.
The technical sessions of the Webinar was attended by Yoga experts from various reputed Yoga organizations of the country. They enlightened the participants about the benefits of yoga in individual's life especially at this time of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Webinar was summed up by Keerti Tiwari, Joint Director, Press Information Bureau, Guwahati. (PIB)