RSHINGHAR, June 18: As the world prepares for Intertiol Yoga Day on June 21, students of special schools for physically challenged are practicing various yogic postures in Tripura.
Students of the state government-run ‘Institute for Visually Handicapped’ said that yoga was introduced a few months back and has proved to be hugely beneficial.
“We have been practicing yoga from the month of January and it keeps our mind, body and soul healthy and good. We tell everyone to practice yoga, as it keeps one mentally and physically fit,” said Papiya Saha, a student.
Another student said they are eagerly waiting to participate in the celebration of Intertiol Yoga Day. “All students in our school do yoga, as it keeps us both mentally and physically fit. We all shall participate in the yoga camp to be held on 21st (June),” another student, Chumki Biswas, said.
Yoga trainer Ranjan Paul said the tion’s citizens should feel proud of the fact that yoga is a part of its rich cultural heritage.
Tripura’s Minority, Youths Affairs and Sports Minister Sahid Chowdhury announced that the youth affairs, sports and health department’s AYUSH division would supervise the arrangement for the event. The programme will held at the Rabindra Centery Hall in Agartala which is likely to be attended by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and Health Minister Badal Choudhury. The day would also be celebrated at all district, sub-division and block headquarters, besides at various schools, colleges and in villages. The United tions declared June 21 as Intertiol Day of Yoga after adopting a measure proposed by Prime Minister rendra Modi. (ANI)