JALUKBARI, June 21 - The NDRF�s 1st Battalion observed the 6th International Day of Yoga today at Patgaon, Mirza, Changsari and Uzanbazar camps. The NDRF families observed the day and propagated common yoga protocols, encouraging �Yoga at home and Yoga with family�.
NDRF rescuers at the camps practised yoga in small groups with great enthusiasm. Altogether 886 NDRF personnel participated in the event following advisories from the Government of India.
NDRF rescuers practised 16 types of asanas and five types of pranayamas.
On the occasion, RS Gill, Commandant, 1st NDRF Battalion, Guwahati, said in his statement: �Yoga plays a significant role as it boosts our immunity and is known to cure respiratory disorders. Yoga is very helpful for the rescuers who directly experience or witness life-threatening danger or physical harm and are at greatest risk for severe stress.�
Gauhati University in association with the GU NSS Cell celebrated the day online.
Inaugurating the programme, GU Vice-Chancellor Prof Pratap Jyoti Handique said, �Yoga is of Indian origin which is being recognised internationally.� Prof Handique also offered best wishes to all the participants for a healthy life in this pandemic situation.
Dr HK Nath, GU Registrar, welcomed all the dignitaries, NSS volunteers and programme officers of different affiliated colleges, faculties and officers from GU to the programme.
In his welcome address, Dr Nath pointed out that yoga is a powerful tool to deal with stress and to maintain physical well-being. The programme was coordinated by Dr Ranjan Kr Kakati, Director, Students� Welfare, GU, and Programme Coordinator, GU NSS Cell, who urged everyone to make yoga a part of their lives to enhance physical and mental health.
Attending the programme, Dipak Kumar, Regional Director, NSS, NER, Guwahati said, �Yoga heals our mind, body and soul and hence the practice of yoga helps maintain sanity in our day-to-day life.�
Speaking on the occasion as a resource person, Anil Sharma, yoga therapist, GMCH, highlighted the benefits of yoga to deal with any pandemic. Founder president of the Indian Yoga Culture and Yoga Therapy Centre Subhasish explained about yoga and employment opportunities it offers. Yoga expert Ankita Borthakur and Anil Hazarika also demonstrated various asanas.