J&K Schools Directed To Celebrate Yoga Day Today

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Srinagar- Authorities on Monday asked the schools of Jammu and Kashmir to celebrate International Yoga Day on Tuesday.

In an official communiqué, Jammu and Kashmir State Council of Education and Research (SCERT), a copy which lies with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) has directed all heads of District Institute of Education and Training (DIETs) to pass the instruction to school heads.

“The International Yoga Day is being celebrated in India and all the associated countries on June 21, as the said date is declared as the Yoga Day on the international level,” SCERT said,as per news agency KNO.

The communiqué reads, “In this connection, as per the instructions from the higher ups, DIETs are requested to advise all the Primary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools and Higher Secondary Schools of your jurisdiction to celebrate the International Yoga Day on June-21.”

SCERT further requested to monitor the celebration of the day from all the corners. “Submit the detailed report to SCERT on June-22-2022 along with selected quality photographs, videos etcetera in support of the programme conducted by the respected schools,” it reads.

Notably, the International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually on June-21 since 2015, following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice which originated in India.

Yoga Enables People To Live A Healthy Life: LG

Meanwhile Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said on Monday that practice of Yoga enables people to live a healthy life, enhances mental and physical strength and creates perfect harmony between the body and mind.

“Yoga and Yogic practices are beautiful ancient gift to mankind for comprehensive health and wellness as well as emotional stability to meet modern life challenges successfully. Yoga has become a public movement for health at the global level. I urge everyone to make Yoga an integral part of life,” Sinha said in his message on the eve of International Day of Yoga.

“This year’s theme for International Yoga Day “Yoga for Humanity” has immense significance. During the last two years, the people around the world suffered due to Covid pandemic. In the trying times, Yoga served the humanity in alleviating the sufferings. It will bring people together through compassion, kindness while fostering a sense of unity and joy, peace, happiness, harmony within the community,” he added.

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