NALBARI, June 21 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that peace and tranquility can strengthen the society and this is possible only through yoga. The Government has decided to cover all the school children, panchayat offices, tea gardens and interior char areas with the facilities of yoga training.
Addressing the State-level programme of the 3rd International Day of Yoga, 2017 organised by the Nalbari district administration at the Gurdon HS School playground here, the Chief Minister said that yoga is an integral part of maintaining good health. He added that a positive mindset can be developed only through yoga.
The Chief Minister was present with his ministerial colleagues Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Chandra Mohan Patowary, Minister of Industries and Commerce beside Ramen Deka, MP, Mangaldai Lok Sabha constituency, Ashok Sarma and Narayan Deka, MLAs from Nalbari and Barkshetri LACs respectively.
Speaking in the meeting, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the State Government has decided to set up 100 block-level yoga training centres with the help of Patanjali Yoga Kendra. Stating that yoga and ayurvedic practices are the root of Indian civilisation and culture, the State Government has decided to promote both the traditional practices to maintain good health. He added that two new ayurvedic colleges with scientific modern facilities will be set up this year.
The Health Minister further said that with the help of Patanjali, the State Government plans to plant herbal trees at vacant lands and will transform the State into an ayurvedic hub.
He further stated that the State Government has decided to make Assam the capital of organic farming as wished by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. For that the Central Government will provide Rs 1.20 crore to the State. Dr Sarma also disclosed that a sum of Rs 270 crore has been sanctioned for the proposed medical college in Nalbari district. The construction work of the proposed medical college will start this year at Dakshin Gaon village under Ghograpar Revenue Circle of the district.
Earlier speaking in the programme, the managing director of Patanajali Yoga Kendra, Bala Krishna said that the yoga always spreads the message of unity and communal harmony. He urged the State Government to lay more emphasis on the popularisation of yoga.
KALAIGAON: The 3rd International Yoga Day was observed at Bhergaon in Udalguri district today with gaiety.
The event was organised by the Office of the SDO (Civil), Bhergaon in association with Patanjali Bharat Swabhiman, Mangaldai branch. DN Hazarika, ADC, Udalguri cum SDO (Civil), Bhergaon, formally inaugurated the yoga session at Bhergaon High School playground at 7 am.
Speaking on the occasion, he requested people to practice various yoga asanas daily. Parents must teach yoga to children from an early age so that they can be both physically and mentally fit, he remarked. Lakhya Jyoti Das, Assistant Commissioner, Bhergaon and Army personnel of 14 Dogra Regiment, Borongajuli camp beside local personalities were present on the occasion.
Students of the locality performed spectacular cultural programmes on the occasion much to the delight of the people present.
The civil administration of Udalguri and Army personnel of 14 Gorkha Regiment under Red Horns Division (Gajraj Corps) celebrated the day at various places in Udalguri and Darrang districts with great enthusiasm and zeal.
The day was celebrated in collaboration with civil administration and Patanjali Yoga Samiti. The aim of celebrating Yoga Day among civilians was to promote peace and harmony. A total strength of approximately 2750 civilians comprising men, women and children attended the yoga sessions organised by the Army at different places.
At Udalguri, it was organised by the district administration in association with 14 Dogra Regiment under Red Horns Division at the Parade Ground of the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Udalguri. It was attended by Rihon Daimari, Minister, PHE, Food and Civil Supply, Assam; Sadhana Hojai, Deputy Commissioner, Udalguri; Col Durgesh Kumar Bansal, Commanding Officer, 14 Dogra Regiment along with others.
Dhubri: Environment and Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma attended a yoga camp organised by the district administration at the Police Reserve auditorium today.
While attending the programme, the Forest Minister requested the guardians and teachers present in the gathering to motivate the students to dedicate some time for practising yoga every day. According to her, this will make the future citizens of the country mentally and physically stronger.
Yoga camps were also organised by various other organisations and institutes. BN College and Dhubri Law College also organised the camps for their staff, students and people living in the neighbourhood of the institutions.
The civil administration of Bilasipara also organised such a camp at the Pratima Pandey Baruah auditorium which was attended by the students, officials of various departments, local people and others.
MORIGAON: The 3rd International Yoga Day was observed here at Morigaon today with enthusiasm. The main programme was held at Tarun Ram Phukan playground under the auspices of the Morigaon district administration where more than 3,000 people including school and college students participated.
Addressing the gathering, Lenin Deka, social worker dwelt at length about the significance of the Yoga Day. He emphasised the need of compulsory yoga education in schools and colleges. Hemen Das, Deputy Commissioner, Morigaon earlier inaugurated the yoga camp and welcomed the participants. Swapnanil Deka, SP, Morigaon and hundreds of CRPF jawans participated in the yoga camp. Rama Kanta Deori, MLA, Morigaon and Archana Bordoloi, chairperson, Morigaon Municipal Board were also present in the function. On the otherhand, yoga sessions were held in several colleges of Morigaon district.
GUWAHATI: The third edition of International Day of Yoga was observed today at the premises of Frontier Headquarters, Sashastra Seema Bal, Tezpur.
PSS Negi, Inspector General, KC Vikram, DIG, officers and hundreds of SSB personnel took part in the event. Yoga instructors from Vivekananda Kendra, Tezpur performed yoga demonstration and led the participants in the mass yoga practice sessions.
Speaking on the occasion, PSS Negi, Inspector General, SSB, Frontier Tezpur highlighted the importance of regular practice of yoga as a healthcare and physical and mental exercises. He also thanked the yoga instructors of Vivekananda Kendra, Tezpur for their cooperation, a press release stated.
Another press release stated that the day was observed by the Himalaya Welfare Society at Pubjyotingar Namghar, Guwahati under the guidance of yogacharya Himadri Ballav Deka.
The secretary of the society Gajen Kalita has said that more such awareness programmes would be conducted in the future.