GUWAHATI, June 18 - As a run-up to the celebrations of International Day of Yoga 2020, a virtual yoga programme got under way at the Raj Bhavan here today with participation of Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi and the First Lady of the State Prem Mukhi.
The virtual yoga programme, necessitated in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been facilitated by AMTRON which digitally connected yoga enthusiasts from the Directorate of Sports, Marwari Yuva Mancha, Akhil Bharatiya Marwari Mahila Samiti, Kreera Bharati, Bharat Scouts and Guides, CII, FICCI, Lions Club, Byatikram MASDO and officers and staff of the Raj Bhavan.
Inaugurating the four-day programme, which will culminate on June 21 on the day of International Day of Yoga, Governor Mukhi highlighted the importance of yoga. He said that yoga is an ancient art and science which originated in India and is seen as a powerful way of maintaining one�s health.
Prof Mukhi also said that yoga is a creative way to release stress and keep oneself healthy and happy. He said that in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and its huge toll on human lives, yoga is now being looked upon as a potential tool to remain fit and healthy and strengthen the body�s natural disease fighting capability.
The Governor also urged everybody to practise yoga from home with their families and participate in the celebrations on the occasion of the International Day of Yoga on June 21 through the link https://360streamingsolutions.com/vc/amtron. It may be noted that this year�s yoga sessions have been termed e-yoga in view of the prevailing situation and AMTRON has provided a link to different groups through WhatsApp to be connected digitally.