DIBRUGARH, June 21 � The local branch of Art of Living in association with Marwari Yuva Manch Dibrugarh Greater and Dibrugarh Pragati observed first International Yoga Day today at the Sri Radha Krishna Devasthan.
Art of Living teacher Milan Ruchal and others conducted a workshop to commemorate the first International Yoga Day in which nearly 100 people participated.
Members of Art of Living, Marwari Yuva Manch both Dibrugarh Greater and Dibrugarh Pragati as well general public of Dibrugarh participated in the celebration which was held to make the people aware of the benefits of yoga in their daily life.
The workshop started with the chanting of �OM� and then with somebody rotation and warm up exercises, a few yoga asanas, Surya Namaskar and then �Yoga Nidra� and meditation.
At the Dibrugarh Outdoor Stadium, the local centre of the Patanjali Yog Peeth organised a massively attended Yoga programme to mark the day, informs PC Bhuyan. He said more than a thousand persons attended the yoga camp, and reiterated that the Patanjali Yog Peeth intends to intensify the programme in the district. �We are not organising today�s event just for today�s namesake,� said Bhuyan. Several government officials were seen stretching themselves at today�s event.
Jorhat: International Day of Yoga was observed today in various institutions, parks and many other public places across the city, which witnessed unprecedented enthusiasm among the youths and elderly citizens for practising the spiritual discipline that brings harmony between mind and body.
Several members of National Cadet Corps (NCC), students of various schools and colleges, sportspersons today captured the attention of hundreds of onlookers across the city since morning to afternoon.
Participating in a lecture and demonstration session at Assam Medical Service Association (AMSA) Hall renowned doctors and expert of alternative medicines including Dr Udayan Baruah, Dr Probin Goswami, Dr Bhaktimoy Bhattacharya and many others narrated the healing effect of yoga to cure and prevent several life-style diseases.
The programme was jointly organised by Jorhat District Health Society and the District Tobacco Control Cell (DTCC).
Several elderly citizens including veteran artist Indeswar Sarma, teachers, school students participated in another grand function at Kushal Konwar Memorial Indoor Stadium. A Yoga Centre and a Yoga Abhyasan Asthan was inaugurated in the stadium. The organisers said that the centre was funded by Assam Branch Indian Tea Association (ABITA) and will be manage by it.
The Assam Agricultural University (AAU) also observed the day at the university campus here.
Kokrajhar: Synchronizing with the day Army�s Red Horns Division this morning organised a yoga session at Labanyapur Community Hall, near Ultapani village along Indo-Bhutan border in Kokrajhar. The session was attended by more than 300 villagers, school children of Ultapani and nearby villages and Army personnel�s.
Army sources said that the event was aimed at encouraging army personnel, school children and villagers to translate the practice of yoga into a way of life, with the overall intent of enabling them and their families to achieve harmony among mind, body, emotion and energy and lead healthy and happy lives. On the other hand a good number of people thronged at KDSA Stadium, Commerce College and Hindi School field to join yoga sessions organised by Patanjali Yoga Samiti, BJP district committee, Art of Living, Kokrajhar and Marawari Yuba Manch.
Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner MP Sarma attended the session as chief guest at KDSA Stadium. Former MP Urkhao Gwra Brahma, ex-BTC Executive Member Derhasat Basumatary, Janamahan Mushahary amongst others also attended the yoga session.
Tezpur: The Gajraj Crops at Tezpur under the leadership of Lt Gen Sarath Chand, GOC 4 Crops conducted a yoga camp for 3,000 soldiers at Meghna Stadium here.
In his address Lt Gen Sarath Chand said, �Yoga enables a soldier in inculcating a spirit of discipline between his mind and body. It builds mental strength and physical harmony. It also helps the soldier to stay fit and healthy, keep him and active in order to perform his duties in harsh and challenging conditions prevalent in the Gajraj Corps area of responsibility. He also said that all Indians must be proud that yoga that originated in India has been recognised for its benefits by the entire world.
The Gajraj Crops also conducted yoga programmes at all Army locations and post in Gajraj Crops, from snow covered mountains at Tawang, Bumla, Shungatesar and Tenga near Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh with the local peoples.
Various organisations also observed the day at Tezpur town. At Missamari Army station the day was observed under the aegis of Major General Dinesh Ghosh from 7 am to 8 am wherein all the Army officials including JCOs, their family members took part. The yoga programme was conducted by Yog Guru Nabin Agarwal form Tezpur.
Doomdooma: The 63 Bn NCC, Dibrugarh organised the day at Learners� High School here. The programme was inaugurated by Major Joshi Joseph of 7 Madras Regiment. 263 cadets of five schools of Doomdooma area participated in programme.
The 10 Assam Bn NCC, Dibrugarh also observed the day at Doomdooma College where NCC cadets from four different institutions participated.
The day was also observed at Indo Tibet Border Police camp at Rupai Siding near here. Doomdooma branch of Marwari Yuva Manch and Hindu Jagaran Manch observed the day at Marwari Panchyati Bhawan here. Akhil Bhartiya Gayatri Pariwar observed the day at Samdang TE near here.
Mangaldai: The first International Yoga Day was observed by the officers and jawans of the 37th Battalion SSB at its Battalion headquarters here. Similar event was reportedly conducted in its entire border out posts deployed along Indo Bhutan border. A total of 136 personnel including officers, subordinate officers and jawans of the battalion actively took part in the event here.
While addressing the participants, MD Tamang, Deputy Commandant of the Battalion highlighted the importance of yoga in our life in general and the force personnel in particular. On the other hand the day was also observed at the headquarters of the CRPF 210 Cobra Battalion in Dalgaon where several hundred students from various educational institutions of Darrang district performed yoga under the technical supervision of Chandra Prabha Singh.