IDY-2022: Celebrations held at educational & professional institutions, government departments of Kashmir

SRINAGAR, JUNE 21: In connection with ‘International Day of Yoga’ (IDY) celebrated annually on June 21, special functions were today held in educational and professional institutions, government departments of Kashmir division.

The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga and it has also emerged as one of the most trusted means to boost physical and mental well-being in a person.

At High Court Srinagar premises, a function was organized to commemorate 9th International Yoga Day at High Court Complex Srinagar in which D C Raina, LD Advocate General, Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh presided.

Senior Advocate Generals, Advocate Generals, Deputy Advocate General, Govt Advocates besides officials of AG participated in the function. 

The chief guest highlighted the importance and benefits of yoga and advised all participants to go for regular yoga exercises for keeping their body and mind sound.

JKRLM, Driven by enthusiasm and the motivation to thrive in a society which is healthy, both physically and mentally, Jammu Kashmir Rural Livelihoods Mission, (JKRLM) on Wednesday celebrated 9th International Day of Yoga across various panchayats of the Mission, wherein Self help group (SHG) members participated in the event and received orientation training about Yoga practices and its advantages in maintaining good health.

Several programmes were organized across various panchayats of the Jammu and Kashmir where Umeed JKRLM is implemented and the SHG members were encouraged to practice yoga in their daily lives for a healthy lifestyle.

Emphasizing the importance of yoga, Mission Director JKRLM, Indu Kanwal Chib, accentuated the merits of Yoga in daily life. She highlighted the therapeutic effects of yoga that are intrinsically instrumental in alleviating any kind of physical, physiological, emotional and spiritual suffering. It is viewed as a holistic stress management technique that enhances overall well-being and quality of life.

The MD said that Yoga is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and nature. She emphasized the need for changing lifestyle and creating consciousness that would ultimately help us deal with climate change.

She stressed upon the SHG members to include Yoga in their daily life to remain physically and mentally fit, besides relieving themselves from stressful life.

She said yoga besides being performed in open spaces like stadiums, playfields; it could also be performed at home also. This is the only activity where one does not require any equipment to practice yoga. She advised all, especially the Women SHGs and youth, to make it a habit to practice yoga every day and not confine it to only the Yoga Day.

NYK Anantnag, To celebrate 9th International Day of Yoga, the Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK) Anantnag today organized functions in different parts of the district.

The main function was held at District Headquarter Anantnag in collaboration with Ayush, Police and District Administration.

The chief guests of the function were DDC chairman Anantnag, M.Y.Gorsi and DIG south Kashmir.

The  yoga day was also  observed  at different places Viz Nagdandi Achabal, Wazir bagh Anantnag and all Block H.Q.

All these functions were attended by more than 600 hundred both male and female participants.

GDC Khansahib: On the eve of 9th International Yoga Day, a cheerful celebratory event was today organised by the NSS unit, Department of Physical Education & Sports & NCC in collaboration with Al Jawad Sports Academy Jammu & Kashmir, here.

The celebrations began with an inaugural address delivered by college Principal, Dr. Nargis Bano.

The Director Sports Department, Shahnawaz Alum administered Yoga pledge to the participants. A total of 40 NSS volunteers, NCC cadets, students, faculty members & other staff took part in the event.

The trainers from AJSA led by Syed Shujat demonstrated different Yoga asanas and meticulously guided participants in the follow-up.

The event was jointly supervised by the NSS Programme Officer Dr. Sajad Padder and NCC coordinator Sumaya Sadiq.