Embrace Yoga As An Integral Part Of Life: LG

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Calls Upon People To Take Advantages Of Services Extended By AYUSH Dept

Srinagar- Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Tuesday urged the people of Union Territory to take advantage of Yoga facilities and services being extended by the AYUSH department and adopt the yoga in their routine, said the Lt Governor.

“Let’s build resilience against diseases, promote self-care to maintain perfect harmony between the body and mind, and bring people closer to each other by adopting Yoga as an integral part of life,” Sinha said.

He made these remarks during an event organized to mark International Day of Yoga at the iconic Dal Lake here on Tuesday, an official spokesperson said. Besides LG, Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj, Kapil Moreshwar Patil along with hundreds of people today participated in celebrations.

Greeting the people on the International Day of Yoga, the LG, as per the spokesperson urged all to embrace Yoga as an integral part of life for holistic approach to health and well-being

‘Yoga For Humanity’ theme for this year emphasizes the message of universal brotherhood in trying times. This invaluable gift to humanity is being used as a therapeutic intervention for various disorders and bringing equilibrium of body, mind and intellect,” the LG said.

“Yoga is the ancient heritage connecting the whole world into one thread. Yoga means unity, harmony. With the spirit of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’, India is guiding the world for holistic well being,” he added.

Asserting that Yoga has become a mass movement, the LG, as per the spokesperson said that Maharishi Patanjali, the greatest scientist, gave the ultimate message of living in the present.

“There is no past and there is no future. You are here and now. One can enter in Yoga only living this very moment,” the LG said, adding “All the Aasanas we perform in yoga, in reality, are not just related to the body, they are not just physical exercises, but reflect our ability to live in the moment.

Dedicating the observance of the International Day of Yoga to the selfless and dedicated services of all the doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals and the efforts and struggle of the people, the LG, as per the spokesperson observed that when humanity was battling with the Covid pandemic, doctors, researches and health experts across the world, in unison, recommended and appealed people to follow Yoga practices.

“I urge the citizens to take advantage of Yoga facilities and services being extended by the J&K AYUSH department and adopt yoga in their routine,” Sinha said.

“Let’s build resilience against diseases, promote self-care to maintain perfect harmony between the body and mind, and bring people closer to each other by adopting Yoga as an integral part of life,” he added.

Speaking on the occasion, the spokesperson said that the Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj Kapil Moreshwar Patil appealed everyone to adopt Yoga and practice Yoga exercises on regular basis for mental, emotional and physical health and well-being.

“Yoga represents the noble and ancient knowledge of health science and it generates physical as well as spiritual energy in a person and helps in removing diseases from the body,” Patil said.

The spokesperson said that around 1200 participants from various organizations attended the IDY–2022 celebrations at SKICC, Srinagar on the picturesque Dal Lake; including from Directorate of AYUSH and Unani College; RRIUM; RDD (elected representatives and functionaries of Panchayati Raj Institutions); Department of Youth and Sports; Health Department; SKUAST; BSF; CRPF; Scouts; NHM and others.

He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation-wide celebrations from Mysuru Palace Grounds, Karnataka, which hosted the main event of mass Yoga demonstration.

“The Prime Minister’s Yoga programme at Mysuru is also part of the novel ‘Guardian Ring’ programme which is a collaborative exercise between 79 countries and United Nations organisations along with Indian Missions abroad to illustrate Yoga’s unifying power that surpasses National boundaries,” he added.

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