Make Yoga a mass movement

Make Yoga a mass movement

ITANAGAR, Jun 13: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra chaired a coordination meeting at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar today in connection with the conduct of the International Yoga Day, which is scheduled on June 21 next.

Chief Secretary Satya Gopal, Secretary District Administration Sadhana Deori along with senior officers of Health and Family Welfare and Information & Public Relations departments were present.

In his speech, the Governor said that Yoga is a 5,000-year-old wellness pursuit of Indian origin, conceptualized, formalized and practiced by our ancient luminaries for physical, mental and spiritual upliftment and to provide harmony of the body and mind. Following the inspiring initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his address to UN General Assembly on 27th September 2014, the United Nations General Assembly, with overwhelming support of its members, declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga (IDY) on 11th December 2014.

The Governor emphasized that the message of the benefits of Yoga must reach everyone in the country so that they can adopt it to their advantage. This public interest objective can be achieved by organizing the Yoga Day in maximum number of places and by strong participation at every district & circle headquarters, school, town and village.

He appealed to every citizen of the State to be part of this great movement in which every Indian takes pride. The people should know about the importance of Yoga and imbibe it in their way of life. It must be a mass movement for healthier lifestyle and be organized with zest and fervour.

The Chief Secretary informed that Chief Minister Pema Khandu will be participating in Yoga Day celebration with the State Police personnel at State Police headquarters, while Speaker T N Thongdok will be part of Yoga event at the Banquet Hall and the Deputy Speaker will participate in another Yoga event at the Assembly Hall.

Later, the Speaker of State Legislature Assembly called on the Governor and discussed the Yoga Day celebration in details.

The Governor will participate in Yoga Day celebration at Rajiv Gandhi University and his better half will attend the event at Raj Bhavan’s Darbar Hall, said an official release.


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