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International Yoga Day observed in State

By Staff correspondent

DIBRUGARH, June 21 - The International Yoga Day was observed in various parts of the district here today where people from all walks of life performed various Yoga asanas. The district administration organised two events � one at Beria Hall in Boiragimoth and another in the district Library, Chowkidinghee.

The event at Beria Hall was inaugurated by Dibrugarh MP Rameshwar Teli. Lahoal MLA Rituparna Baruah was among those who took part in the Yoga session. The yoga session was conducted by Patanjali Yoga Sammittee president Sandip Kumar Singh and yoga teacher Sasanka Jyoti Sarmah.

The yoga event in the district library was largely attended by school children. At least ten students who demonstrated yoga asanas in the best manner were awarded by the organisers. Additional Deputy Commissioner Anjanabh Chaliha, Joint Director of Health Services Dr Pawan Swarnakar, SDMO Dr Nabajyoti Gogoi and Dr Manisha Buragohain, Programme Manager, NHM were some of the distinguished personalities who attended the programme at district library.

The 171 battalion CRPF observed the day at Mancotta camp where about 300 officers and various other ranks of the battalion took part and practised yoga under the guidance of yoga teacher Mahesh Munka. The camp was inaugurated by Satpal Kapoor, IGP (OPS), CRPF, Jorhat. The IGP also addressed the gathering.

Sports Authority of India, Regional Centre, Guwahati in association with the Dibrugarh District Judo Association marked the Yoga Day at the district gymnasium. Reports of Yoga Day activities have also come in from OIL, Duliajan and the at the gas cracker plant campus here.

Our Correspondents add:

Mangaldai: The International Yoga Day was observed in Darrang district along with the rest of the nation. The Darrang district administration following instructions from the government Centrally observed the occasion with a day-long programme which included yoga training, seminar and cultural functions informed the district public relation department through a press release.

The yoga training programme organised at the open space of Gandhi Maidan was later shifted to the nearby Gopinath Bordoloi Indoor Stadium due to incessant rains. The hour-long session of training was ceremonially inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner, Darrang, Manoj Kumar by lighting of the ceremonial lamp in presence of Mangaldai MLA, Gurujyoti Das, SP, Darrang, Sunil Kumar, other senior officials of the district administration, members of scout and guides, school students and other participants.

Goalpara: The district administration along with the department of Health and Family Welfare centrally organised the 2nd International Yoga Day in association with Pattanjali Yoga Samitte, Prajapati Brahmakumari, Goalpara Art and Living, Janambhumi Progoti Samaj, an NGO here at the Goalpara College field at 8 am today.

Inaugurating the event, the deputy commissioner JVN Subramanium while acknowledging the importance of yoga said that yoga is not only an exercise but a means of bringing out the inner sense of joy and feelings. It also improves the overall health of individuals and urged all to make yoga a irreplaceable part of their lives.

The Superintendent of Police Nitul Gogoi spoke on the importance of yoga and how it enhances the overall vitality, focus and memory and its stabilising effect on the mind and body of individuals. Coordinator, Bharat Swabhbhiman Trust Mahendra Pati Goswami also spoke on the occasion.

The meeting was soon followed by around 3000 enthusiastic people besides school and college students and members of the Patanjali Yoga Samittee performing various asanas at the event.

The district Health Society, NHM also organised a free health camp at the venue. The Handloom and Textile department organised an exhibition while a plantation programme was organised by the department of Forest at the venue where tree saplings were also given away to the public.

The event was then followed by a seminar organised by the Janakalyan Samittee. The day was marked by participation of a large number of yoga enthusiasts across the district in all the 81 GPs of four development blocks including the Army at their Damra camp.

Earlier, the event started with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp by the deputy commissioner JVN Subramanium. The meeting was anchored by DPM, NHM Sabana Choudhury. Additional SP Rosy Kalita, deputy commandant, CRPF were also present on the occasion.

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