Fourth International Day of Yoga celebrated

A Correspondent
Golaghat, June 21: The 4th International Day of Yoga was observed in Golaghat district with various programmes. The day was centrally observed by the district administration at a programme held at the Cricket Indoor Stadium of the Golaghat District Sports Association (GDSA) here in association with AYUSH and Patanjali Yoga Samiti. The event was ceremonially inaugurated by MLA of Khumtai, Mrinal Saikia by lighting the ceremonial lamp. A mass demonstration of Common Yoga Protocol was also held at the venue. Deputy Commissioner Gaurav Bothra, Additional Deputy Commissioner Dhiraj Das and senior officials and staff of the district administration and leading citizens took part in the mass yoga demonstration. Around 500 people participated in the yoga demonstration.

A discussion on the philosophy of yoga was also organized to mark the day. Retired teacher and filmmaker Dinesh Gogoi chaired the discussion which was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Gaurav Bothra. Nodal Officer, AYUSH, Dr. Ranjit Das and speakers from Patanjali Yoga Samiti also spoke on the various benefits of yoga and stressed the need to practice yoga regularly. A yoga competition was also held among the public at the venue and prizes distributed among the winners. A cultural programme to mark the occasion was also held at Golaghat District Jail. Similar programmes were also held at the subdivisional, block and gaon panchayat level across the district.

GUWAHATI: Red Horns Division commemorated International Yoga Day at various districts including Baksa, Barpeta, Kokrajhar, Chirang, Sonitpur, Biswanath, Karbi Anglong district, Goalpara and Kamrup rural, by conducting yoga sessions and meets in a coordinated manner. Large number of citizens and students joined hands with troops to propagate the message of ‘Healthy Mind and Healthy Body’ during the event. A team of experienced yoga instructors provided expert guidance to the participants. Apart from conducting yoga sessions, educative lectures on benefits of yoga were also conducted for the participants. Approximately 12000 people participated in the events in various districts of Assam. Yoga session was followed by prize distribution ceremonies to motivate the students, a press release stated.

Dibrugarh: The 4th International Yoga Day was celebrated with great gusto here along with different parts of India. The day was observed under the aegis of the district administration at the Jalannagar Outdoor Stadium in the presence of many dignitaries. Beginning at 6 am despite the bad weather, the event was attended by many people. Few dignitaries to grace the occasion included minister Atul Borah, MLA Prashanta Phukan and Deputy Commissioner Laya Madduri. Apart from the official celebrations, many private schools also rose to the occasion with an equal degree of alacrity. Considering yoga to be crucial for one’s health, body and mind, schools including Shiksha Valley International School and BL Beria Saraswati Sishu Mandir tried to inculcate its virtues into the consciousness of the students, while at the same time, making them practice asanas.

Biswanath Chariali: The 4th International Yoga Day was observed at Biswanath Chariali along with the rest of the country under the aegis of the Biswanath district administration in association with Patanjali Yoga Samiti and Prajapita Brahmakumari Ishvariya Vishyavidyalaya at Biswanath College. State PHE Minister Rihon Daimari took part as the chief guest in the programme. Addressing the gathering, Daimari said that the practice of yoga makes the body, mind and spirit clean. He also elaborated the significance of the day. Biswanath MLA Pramod Borthakur, Deputy Commissioner Dhiraj Jyoti Kalita, Additional Deputy Commissioner Parijat Bhuyan and hundreds of people representing schools, government departments and NGOs participated in the programme, practising yoga for nearly one hour. The day was also observed by Gohpur subdivisional administration at Gohpur Girls’ High School in association with Patanjali Yoga Samiti, Gohpur.

Staff Correspondent
Dibrugarh: To mark the 4th International Day of Yoga, Oil India Limited in association with Art of Living, Duliajan chapter, organized mass yoga demonstration at Duliajan Bihutoli with enthusiasm. OIL employees, their families and senior executives along with a number of school children, CISF jawans and general public participated in the yoga session. The yoga session was graced by chief guest Resident Chief Executive (RCE), B P Sarma and guest of honour, MLA of Duliajan, Terosh Gowala. While addressing the participants during the yoga demonstration, RCE, OIL, B P Sarma, dwelt at length about yoga as a significant tool for preventive healthcare and its benefits to better physical, mental health and social harmony. Yoga experts from Art of Living, Duliajan Chapter were called for demonstration of some modules of yoga postures. They exhibited few techniques of pranayama and also elaborated how the asanas (yoga posture) are to be correctly performed. Yoga sessions were also organized in other departments and installations of OIL at FHQ, Duliajan.

Common Yoga Protocol Booklet published by Ministry of AYUSH was also distributed among the participants for better understanding and awareness about yoga.

Earlier, OIL Management had advised the employees to imbibe the benefits from this ancient Indian knowledge, which had been remarkably enriched through ages of experiments to achieve a healthy body and mind. The day was also observed here at Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) by organizing a yoga session in its township at Barbaruah. Senior photo journalist and yoga instructor, who brought laurels to Dibrugarh by winning several awards in national yoga competitions held in different parts of the country, Jagadish Bharali was invited to demonstrate yoga amongst participants.