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International Day of Yoga-2022: Bharati Pravin Pawar leads celebrations at Anantnag

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ANANTNAG: Union Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare Bharati Pravin Pawar led the 8th International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2022 celebrations held at Martand Sun Temple in Anantnag.

The nationwide IDY showcasing the mass Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) demonstrations were observed at 75 iconic locations across the country and the main event was led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Mysuru in Kanatakara. The eighth edition of IDY is being celebrated with the theme “Yoga for Humanity”.

In her address about the benefits of Yoga the Union Minister said that Yoga will bring people together through compassion and kindness and foster a sense of unity. She said that Yoga brings joy, health, and peace from within and deepens connection between an individual’s inner consciousness and the external world.

Emphasizing on the essential need of every individual’s participation in Yoga she said that Yoga has mental, physical and spiritual aspects that are essential for the overall well-being and healthy lifestyle of the society.  The Minister expressed happiness for being a part of the Yoga Day Celebrations at Anantnag and lauded the administration for organising numerous programs across the district.

“Yoga has got a distinct place in the world and people across the globe have adopted this as a part of fit and healthy way of life. That is why experts, scientists, health professionals, researchers across the globe are taking part and sensitising people about the innumerable benefits of Yoga,” she said.

The Minister emphasized that Yoga is among the top priorities and the Union government has taken vast measures to take it to new heights for the benefit of the whole humanity. She added that it is a moment of pride to witness huge participation in Yoga and the government has taken steps to promote the practice and training of the Common Yoga Protocol which will benefit millions of people.

Commenting on the developmental initiatives undertaken in the district the Minister said that the Union government is taking every possible measure towards the engagement of youth in productive activities by providing assistance and training in different fields. She said that employment avenues have been boosted and 335 youth and eco-clubs have been established to promote sports-related and youth-centric programs in the district.

“212 play fields have been established by the district administration and soon every panchayat will have its own playfield,” the MoS quoted.

The 8th edition of IDY for the first time witnessed the innovative concept of “Guardian Ring”, which showcased the movement of the sun, participation of people performing Yoga taking place along with the movement of the sun from different countries, beginning from the east and marching towards west.

Focusing on Yoga for Humanity, special programmes have been designed this year for specially-abled people, the Transgender population, women and children.

Various Yoga enthusiasts and sports persons participated in the Yoga demonstrations at the Sun Temple. Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Director Health Services J&K, officers from Ministry of Ayush and the other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

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