Health and Family Welfare Dept observes 9th IDY 2023

Leh, June 21: The Health and Family Welfare Department under NHM UT Ladakh celebrated the 9th International Day of Yoga at SNM Hospital, Leh.

Mission Director, NHM, UT Ladakh, Dr Motup Dorje; Chief Medical Officer Leh, Dr Nurzin Angmo; District Health Officer, Leh, Dr Jamila Bano; District Immunization Officer, Dr Skarma; State Programme Officer, Stanzin Gyalak; Medical Officers, besides Health Department staff were also present.

Earlier, before starting the yoga session, Yoga instructor Rinchen Dolma, highlighted the importance and benefits of Yoga.

Hundreds of participants performed Yoga at SNM premise. Additionally, Yoga was also performed with patients and attendants in the Medical and Geriatric ward of SNM Hospital Leh.

Meanwhile, International Day of Yoga was celebrated at all Health and Wellness Centres across UT Ladakh.

The theme for this year was ‘Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ and the domestic tagline for IDY was ‘Har Aangan Yog’ which is being propagated to bring yoga to every household at the grass root level.

It is pertinent to mention that, every year since 2015, this day is celebrated on June 21 worldwide. The observation of IDY reminds the individuals and public to make healthier choices like practice of Yoga.