Sports Departments Celebrate 7th International Yoga Day Across Valley

SRINAGAR: The Jammu & Kashmir Sports Council (JKSC) and the Department of Youth Services and Sports (DYSS) on Monday celebrated the 7th Internation Yoga Day by holding multiple events at different places across Kashmir Valley.

Similar events to mark the day were held in Jammu region as well.

In Srinagar, the JKSC organized a Yoga-centric event at TRC Football Ground with Junaid Azim Matoo, Mayor, SMC as the chief guest.

While the DYSS held an event to commemorate the day at Botanical Garden. The yoga asanas were demonstrated by Yoga Instructor of the department, Mohammad Tahir.

Principal Secretary, DYSS, Alok Kumar, and Joint Director, DYSS Kashmir, Bashir Ahmad and District Officer, Srinagar, Balbir Singh also participated in the Yoga session.

The Youth Services and Sports department conducted similar events at various sports stadiums and Government schools and departments in Anantnag, Pulwama, Kupwara, Shopian, Kulgam, Bandipora, Baramulla, Ganderbal and Budgam.

The Sports Departments invited different expert Yoga instructors and teachers who briefed about the impact of Yogic exercises on health of individuals. The events were marked by the presence of students, volunteers and government officials, who also participated in the Yoga sessions.

According to an official statement, all the events were held under strict adherence to COVID SOPs and the public participation was limited keeping the same in mind.

“Preceding to the International Day of Yoga, the Department of Youth Services & Sports started organizing practice sessions a week before to make 7th International Day of Yoga a memorable event,” the official statement reads.

The department also asked the participants to be their ambassadors in propagating “Be with Yoga, Be at Home” message.

“Most of the programmes of DYSS were conducted online in about 285 blocks and district headquarters of Jammu and Kashmir, where thousands of citizens, across all age groups, students, officers and officials participated in the celebrations through both virtual and physical mode,” the statement said.

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