LAKHIMPUR: The Assam Government celebrated the 7th International Day of Yoga in the Dhemaji district along with the rest of the globe.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that it is heartening to see that amid the COVID-19 pandemic, people in the state have responded positively to celebrate the day. He also said that yoga which is India's invaluable contribution to the world boosts immunity, energy and positivity that helped the people tremendously in fighting against the Coronavirus.
Sarma urged every family to make yoga a daily practice of their life. He also said that yoga develops a balanced mind and body and helps in taking correct decisions which are beneficial for society.
The Chief Minister said that under the Assam Yoga Prakalpa, yoga centres have been established in development blocks all over the state.
He also said that declaring and celebrating the 21st of June every year as the International Day of Yoga is tantamount to the fact that the benefits of yoga have been accepted by the entire world. The Chief Minister appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his role in taking yoga to the international level.
The Chief Minister said that in tackling the menace of drugs, yoga can be of great help. He said this referring to the sleuths of the security agencies who seized illegally trafficked drugs to the tune of approximately Rs 50 crore in the state in the last one and a half months. In this context, the Chief Minister appealed to all stakeholders on the need of making yoga popular among the youths.