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Yoga invaluable gift of India�s ancient tradition: Governor

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 21 - �Yoga is an invaluable gift of India�s ancient tradition and it embodies unity of mind and body, harmony between man and nature and a holistic approach to health and well-being,� said Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi while observing the International Day of Yoga at the Raj Bhavan here.

On Sunday, the whole world observed the sixth edition of the International Day of Yoga. This year the theme of the day was �Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family�.

On the occasion, Mukhi�s wife Prem Mukhi, officers and staff of Raj Bhavan also participated in the event, maintaining the social distancing protocol in the digital yoga session felicitated by Amtron.

According to a statement, the celebration of the day marked the end of four-day virtual yoga sessions conducted digitally at the Raj Bhavan.

The Department of Yogic Science and Naturopathy of Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva Viswavidyalaya, Guwahati campus, celebrated the day online in view of the ongoing pandemic. The programme was inaugurated by its Vice Chancellor Prof Hitesh Deka, where around 50 people comprising its faculty members, scholars, staff members, officers and students took part.

The troops of Guwahati Frontier of the Border Security Force also observed the day by maintaining the social distancing norms.

According to a statement issued by NF Railway, the day was celebrated by the railway officials by following various official social media platforms as well as TV channels where common yoga protocols were streamed and they tried to do the same in their homes with their families. They also watched online training sessions conducted by various reputed yoga institutions and reaped its benefits.

The India Tourism, Guwahati, observed the day on its office premises here. It also conducted a weeklong campaign on yoga through digital media platforms in collaboration with city-based organisation Byatikram Group.

The self-empowerment cell of Pandu College also observed the day online.

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