Jamshedpur, June 21: Well-known personalities like Sudarshan Bhagat, minister of state, ministry of agriculture and farmers welfare, Saryu Roy, food and civil supplies minister, Jharkhand, Bidyut Baran Mahto, MP, Jamshedpur, Amit Kumar, deputy commissioner, East Singhbhum, Anoop T. Mathew, SSP, East Singhbhum and others participated in a Yoga session at Gopal Maidan, Bistupur. It was organised by East Singhbhum district administration and conducted by Patanjali Yogpith, Jamshedpur branch. Over 1000 fitness enthusiasts participated in it.
Before the commencement of the Yoga asanas Bhagat who was the chief guest of the function to mark International Yoga Day supported the need to take immediate initiative on making yoga mandatory as this would open job opportunities as yoga instructors.
“I am happy to be here. Practicing yoga together in a nice ambience in itself is joy. Yoga has received international recognition but we should ensure that we practice it everyday because it not only enhances your health but also your mind and soul,” said Bhagat.
The third edition of the International Yoga Day showed overwhelming response which was evident with rise in number of participants at almost all locations which witness yoga asanas today.
Tata Steel Sports department too organised a session. Those who were present were Sunil Bhaskaran, vice-president, corporate services, Tata Steel; Rajen Chaudhary, general manager, Tata Main Hospital; R.P. Singh, chief, procurement, Tata Steel and others.
“It’s not about a single day but must be practised every day for a better living,” said Sunil Bhaskaran who practised yoga along with other officials of the sports department.
At Jamshedpur Women’s College over 150 students took part in it. Teachers, staff and students of the Jamshedpur Women’s College were present.
Yoga is only partially understood as being limited to asanas. We fail to realize the immense benefits yoga offers in uniting the body, mind and soul.
21 June was declared as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly on 11 December 2014.
The declaration came after the call for the adoption of 21 June as International Day of Yoga by the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on 27 September 2014.
This initiative found support from many global leaders from more than 177 countries co-sponsoring the resolution.