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Barak Valley celebrates Intertiol Yoga Day with gusto

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Jun 2015 12:00 AM GMT


Silchar, June 21: On the occasion of the Intertiol Yoga Day the fraternity, both teaching and non teaching along with the students of tiol Institute of Technology (NIT) took part in the event. More than 300 people participated in practicing yoga in the Students’ Activity Center (SAC) building of the premier institute. The programme began with the lighting of the auspicious lamp by Prof. N V Deshpande, Director, NIT Silchar.

Speaking on the occasion, Director Deshpande said that it is indeed a matter of great pride that on this very day the entire world is taking part in doing yoga. It embodies unity of mind and body and a holistic approach to health and well-being. He further added that in today’s hectic world more and more people should practice yoga on a daily basis to lead a stress free harmonious life.

Similar programme was also conducted by Patanjali Yoga Samiti, NF Railway and Arya Sanskriti O Bodhini Samiti in association with NCC wings of 3 Assam Boys Bn and 62 Assam Girls Bn, on the sprawling platform of Silchar Railway Station today, where around 400 people participated in practicing yoga. The day was observed around the valley with gusto and enthusiasm by the common people. In the adjoining district of Karimganj, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Karmadhu Saraswati Vidyaniketan, Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Self Defence Taekwondo Academy in association with 147 Bn CRPF observed the day in the area of intertiol border of Steamerghat. From the other side of the river Kushiara, the people of Bangladesh looked curiously at the crowd performing yoga in the open campus of CRPF. In Hailakandi, district BJP along with various organizations and NGOs observed the event in a very befitting manner.

Yoga is essentially an ancient spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body. It is an art and science for healthy living. The word ‘Yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’, meaning ‘to join’, ‘to yoke’ or ‘to unite’. Yoga also refers to an inner science comprising of variety of methods through which human beings can achieve union between mind and body to attain self-realization. The different philosophies, traditions, lineages and guru-shishya paramparas of yoga led to the emergence of different traditiol schools.

It is relevant to recall that on September 27, 2014, while addressing the 69th session of the United tions General Assembly (UNGA), the Prime Minister of India rendra Modi had urged upon the world community to adopt June 21 as an Intertiol Day of Yoga. Modi explaining the importance of yoga before the world community said yoga is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition. It is not just an exercise but rather a way to discover the sense of oneness with ourselves, the world and the ture. Let us work towards adopting an Intertiol Yoga Day. Following which the 193 member UNGA approved the proposal with a record 177 countries passing a resolution to establish June 21 as ‘Intertiol Day of Yoga’.

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