GUWAHATI/JALUKBARI/JORABAT, June 21 - Along with the rest of the country, the third International Yoga Day was celebrated by yoga enthusiasts across the length and breadth of the State.
While Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on the occasion that celebration of International Day of Yoga in 177 countries across the globe is a clear example of India�s emerging status as a superpower, State Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced that the government is mulling a proposal to set up 100 yoga centres along with trained instructors in the State.
Sarma also said that several steps have been taken to improve ayurvedic healthcare and the State government will set up two new ayurvedic medical colleges in the State.
Meanwhile, armed forces including the Indian Army, SSB and Assam Police too celebrated the day in their respective locations with enthusiasm. Hundreds of security personnel took part in the yoga camps.
International Yoga Day was celebrated by the NDRF as well as the SDRF. The Commissionerate of Panchayat and Rural Development (P & RD) too organised camps for yoga enthusiasts.
International Yoga Day was celebrated by the Kamrup (Metro) district administration at Sonaram Higher Secondary School playground here today.
Officials and staff from the district administration and Central armed police forces like SSB, CRPF, BSF and ITBP participated in the event.
Individuals from the Indian Institute of Yoga and Naturopathy, Guwahati; Patanjali Yoga Peeth; Art of Living Foundation, among others, also participated, besides students and general public.
Kamrup (Metro) Deputy Commissioner Dr M Angamuthu said that the district administration would make necessary arrangements with the schools and colleges to popularise yoga among students.
Besides the DC, the event was attended by GMC Mayor Mrigen Sarania, GMC Deputy Mayor Bijuli Kalita Medhi, IG of SSB Bhanu Updadhay and other senior officials.
International Yoga Day was celebrated by the Gauhati University NSS Cell in association with Vivekananda Kendra, Guwahati Branch today on the GU campus.
The programme included yoga demonstration by practitioners, exhibition on yogic postures, lecture on yoga and distribution of information, education and communication (IEC) materials among all the participants.
Around 200 NSS volunteers from Saraighat College, West Guwahati Commerce College, Harigayatri College, Paschim Guwahati Mahavidyalay and LCB College participated in the Yoga Day programme.
International Yoga Day was celebrated at the NF Railway Indoor Stadium, Maligaon, today in presence of a large number of staff, officials and their families.
The event was inaugurated by NFR General Manager Chahatey Ram.
Art of Living Foundation Guwahati was associated in the event where their instructors conducted a mass yoga session for the participants.
Karmashree Hiteswar Saikia College with its NSS unit celebrated International Yoga Day today on the college premises.
On the occasion, the college�s Yoga and Meditation Centre was opened by Dipen Deka, Director AYUSH Mission, Assam.
International Yoga Day was celebrated at the North East Cancer Hospital and Research Institute also, in which doctors, patients and staff and officials of the hospital participated.
The yoga camp, conducted by Bedakanta Mahanta, was inaugurated by actors Nipon Goswami and Sidhartha Sarma along with hospital chairman Ganesh Tamuly. The camp was also attended by managing trustee Kandarpa Saikia and hospital managing director Dr Munindra Narayan Baruah, among others.
Yoga trainers from the Vivekananda Kendra, Guwahati conducted yoga camps in various locations including offices and educational institutions since early morning. These included Gauhati University, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Cotton University, Indian Institute of Information Technology, KC Das College, RG Baruah College, Arya Vidyapeeth College, IAAST, Regional Science Centre, IIT Guwahati, Jigyas Academy, Assam Institute of Management and NERIM.
A yoga camp was conducted at the Royal Global University also.