“Some people have a habit in this country, to make controversies out of nothing and then destroy positive things and make them negative,” he said participating in a Yoga Day event organized by Jaggi Vasudev’s Isha Yoga Centre.
Union Minister of State for Shipping and Roadways, Pon Radhakrishnan participated at different programs held in Nagercoil to commemorate the International Yoga Day.
BJP’s ally, DMDK, held a special yoga session led by its party chief Vijayakanth and his wife Premalatha.
Clad in an all-white outfit, party’s senior leaders, MLAs, and district secretaries practiced Yogic asanas along with the actor-turned-politician and his wife at the party headquarters here.
Mr. Vijayakanth hailed UN recognition of yoga and said its practice brought peace to an individual while his wife insisted that it had gained worldwide acceptance.
Sri Sri Ravishankar’s The Art of Living also organized yoga camp here on the occasion.
Indian Army and Coast Guard also held yoga camps on Sunday.
Qualified yoga instructors taught ‘asanas’ and ‘pranayama’ (breathing exercise) to Coast Guard personnel and their families.
Coast Guard Commander (East) SP Sharma, urged all to adopt a healthy lifestyle by including yoga as a ‘compulsory’ part.
At the Officers Training Academy (OTA), army personnel attended a yoga session.
Lieutenant General Ravindra Pratap Sahi, Commandant, OTA said yoga classes were a regular feature and part of the training curriculum for ‘Gentlemen and Lady Cadets’ at the OTA.
“OTA is equipped with a proper yoga hall and qualified yoga instructors,” Sahi added.
Further, more than 17,115 NCC cadets performed yoga in eight venues here even as enthusiastic school students, young and elderly persons participated in yoga programs across the state.
Gujarat joined the celebration of International Yoga Day with a large number of people turning out for the program at AHMEDABAD.
GUJARAT Chief minister Vijay Rupani, students and teachers of different educational institutes, faith groups, government officials and citizens participated in the event under the guidance of Yoga instructor Nagesh Singh of Patanjali.
Greeting the participants and organizers on the occasion, the Governor said Yoga was essentially a spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science that focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body.
“It is an art and science for healthy living,” he said and called upon the people to incorporate Yoga as part of their daily life.
Yoga, he said, provides physical and mental well being of the people and that is why it has been gaining popularity both in the East and the West.
He said Yoga is not a religion but a way of living, aiming for a healthy mind in a healthy body.
It aims to achieve this through a series of physical and mental exercises, he said.
“Yoga originated in Hindusthan, the Land of the Indus or Bharatvarsa nearly 15000 years ago when there was no religious division in the society and was universally accepted as one of the most ideal practices of mankind,” he added.
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