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  • Friday, 20 May 2022

Yoga Festival organized at HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala

Dharamshala, May 14 (UNI) Yoga system will be made accessible to the people of India so that the vision of a healthy India can be realized. This was stated by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur while addressing the participants after inaugurating the Yoga Festival at HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala on Saturday. Thakur said that under the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, various programs regarding Yoga have been organized at 25 thousand places across the country. Various programs will be organized across the country to make people aware about yoga so that every citizen of the country can voluntarily engage with yoga practice on June 21, on the occasion of International Yoga Day. He said that a target has been set to take yoga to every village. Thakur said that on September 27, 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had advocated for celebrating Yoga Day in the United Nations General Assembly and all the countries of the world accepted it and celebrated International Yoga Day on June 21, 2015 through the United Nations General Assembly. Anurag Thakur said that Yoga is a priceless gift of India's ancient tradition. Yoga is the harmony between nature and man. He said that Yoga has proved to be a boon for the common people of India even in the initial phase of COVID-19, people have also saved their life from Covid with Yoga and Kadha. He said that India is a country of youth and effective steps would be taken to motivate all the youth towards yoga. He said that we are moving towards realizing the vision of a healthy India and malnutrition free India. Earlier, Kaushik, composed by NYSF, welcomed the chief guest and provided detailed information about the Yoga Festival. On this occasion, along with Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur, NSS, sportspersons and volunteers of various educational institutions, Nehru Yuva Kendras also participated in Dharamsala Yoga Festival. Youths in good number also participated in yoga practice through virtual medium in Delhi. Many dignitaries including MLA Vishal Naihariya, District President Chandra Bhushan Nag, Deputy Commissioner Dr Nipun Jindal, Superintendent of Police Khushal Sharma were present on the occasion. UNI XC SHK2344