Chief Minister Pema Khandu To Attend Yoga Camp With Ministers, MLAs
Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu will attend a yoga camp here on Friday with his ministers, MLA colleagues, top bureaucrats, officers and staff of the secretariat at the Arunachal Pradesh Civil Secretariat.
In a message here on Thursday, the Chief Minister called upon the people of the State to actively participate in celebrating the International Yoga Day and try making yoga a regular morning affair, an official communique informed.
“A healthy mind, a healthy body and a healthy character will determine a healthy State and a healthy country”, Pema Khandu said. Congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi for proposing the ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice, originating in India, to be made an international agenda which eventually got a positive nod from the United Nations, Khandu said that the popularity of Yoga continues to grow globally. The United Nations General Assembly, while recognizing the importance of Yoga which provides a holistic approach to health and well-being, declared June 21 as ‘International Day of Yoga’ in December 2014, soon after Modi had proposed for adopting a resolution on Yoga. The UN observed that to raise global awareness about the benefits of the ancient Indian practice, wider dissemination of information about its benefits would be beneficial for the health of the world population.
The resolution on ‘International Day of Yoga’ at the United Nations saw 177 nations joining as co-sponsors, the highest number ever for any General Assembly resolution.
“Yoga promotes a holistic development of mind, body and soul and is a practice that connects the body, mind, and spirit through different body postures, meditation and controlled breathing,” Khandu said.
“By channelling the internal energies of the body and mind, it frees the body of diseases and stress and also brings it closer to its existential reality in the universe,” the Chief Minister added.