On 9th Int’l Yoga day, special Yoga sessions organised across Jammu Division

Witness zealous participation of people across the social spectrum

JAMMU, June 21: Depicting the true spirit of ‘Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ the special Yoga sessions and camps organised today across Jammu Division to mark the celebration of 9th International Yoga Day witnessed zealous participation of people from across the social spectrum.

Senior citizens, youth, women and children participated enthusiastically in the special camps and learnt the iconic Yoga Asanas to stay physically as well as mentally healthy.

At Kathua: The District Administration Kathua organized a Mega function including a Yoga Session attended by hundreds of people along with Deputy Commissioner, Rakesh Minhas; Vice Chairman DDC Kathua Raghunadan Singh; Additional Secretary Health and Medical Education, Chand Kishore Sharma; ADC Deepika Rana; ASP, ADMO (ISM) & officers and staff of AYUSH Kathua  

The event started with the lighting of traditional lamp by the Deputy Commissioner followed by a common Yoga Protocol like Pranayam, Suksham Asana demonstrated by District Yoga Master Trainer, Dr Bodhpaul and Medical officer Dr Gouri Tarlobia, Yoga Instructors Romi Kumar, Aditi Sharma of AYUSH Kathua.

  At Samba: District Administration Samba celebrated 9th international Yoga day by organizing a mega Yoga Session in Rani Suchet Singh sports stadium which witnessed enthusiastic participation of students of various schools, scouts and guides, public representatives civil society members and government officials.

The event was attended by District Development Council Chairman, Keshav Dutt Sharma, Deputy Commissioner, Abhishek Sharma; SSP  Benam Tosh, ADDC, Rajinder Singh, ADC, Rakesh Dubey, ACD, Sidharth Dimaan, BDC Chairperson, Kamlesh Kumari and all other District officers of Samba.  

 Dr Roopsi Gupta and Dr Pooja Sharma Medical Officers from Ayush Department anchored the program. The common yoga protocol was demonstrated by yoga instructors Dinesh Kumar, Deepika Sharma and Pooja Sharma from Ayush department. 

At Reasi: 9th International Yoga Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm across Reasi district with a grand celebration organized at the Sports stadium.

Hundreds of people participated in the yoga session along with DDC chairperson Saraf Singh Nag, and other officers of district administration.

The event started with common Yoga Protocols like Pranayam, Suksham Asana. Different Yoga Asanas postures like Dhayan, Kapal Bhati, Setuvand Asanas,Tadasana, VrikshAsana, Bhujang Asanas, Vajra Asana, etc. which were demonstrated by Bansi Lal Sharma and Dr  Sonal of ISM AYUSH Reasi.

 DDC Vice Chairperson Sajara Qadar, Sudesh Puri, Chairman Municipal Committee Reasi, Councilors of Municipal Committee, District Officers along with staff, Students of various colleges & Schools, Prominent Citizens,  Police personnel participated in the celebration.  

Similarly, a Yoga session was held at the world’s highest Railway Bridge at Bakkal/Kouri, besides at subdivision level, Tehsil level, Block level, Panchayat level by the department of youth services and sports.

 At Udhampur: The serene hill station of Patnitop flexed its wellness potential and rising place in the tourism sector through a remarkable event on the International Yoga Day that promoted mindfulness and wellness in the nurturing embrace of nature.

Inaugurated early morning by Sachin Kumar Vaishya, Deputy Commissioner Udhampur, the event was a collaborative efforts of District Administration, Udhampur and Ramban, Patnitop Development Authority, Directorate of Tourism, Jammu, Department of AYUSH, Department of Youth Services and Sports, School Education Department, District Police, District Information Centre, PWD, Panchayati Raj Institutions, Government & Private Educational Institutions, and tourism stakeholders.

Held under the ‘Visit Patnitop’ series, the event was aligned with this year’s theme for International Yoga Day, that is, ‘Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ or ‘Yoga for the Welfare of all as One World-One Family.’ It united nearly two thousand individuals from all walks of life and age groups, including the visiting tourists from J&K and outside J&K, in the Main Meadow of Patnitop, which provided an ideal setting for practicing yoga and connecting with nature. Additionally, a significant number of participants joined the celebrations virtually.

 A series of yoga sessions, wellness activities, and interactive sessions were conducted to engage and educate participants on health and environmental consciousness. Moreover, the participants also benefited from the free health check-up camp organised by AYUSH and Acharya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Sidhra, at the venue.

 At RambanThe 9th International Yoga Day was celebrated in Ramban district with great enthusiasm to promote the theme: ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ and ‘Har Ghar Aangan Yoga’.  Deputy Commissioner, Mussarat Islam participated in yoga sessions held in the premises of the District Administrative Complex, Maitra  organized by the District Administration in collaboration with the Department of AYUSH, Youth Services and Sports, Education and Panchayati Raj Institutions.   

President, Municipal Council, Ramban, Sunita Sumbria, DDC Councilor, Renuka Katoch, ACR, CPO, ACD and various senior officers also participated in the Yoga sessions.

The 9th Int’l Yoga Day was also celebrated at Panchyat, Block, Tehsil and Sub-division level in Gool, Banihal and Ramsoo.  The Indian Army, CRPF, 84 BN Boom, Government Degree College, Banihal, Ramban, Ukhral, and Gool, Government Polytechnic College Ramban, Schools, Police Department besides other departments also celebrated the day.

  At KishtwarThe Ninth International Day for Yoga 2023 was celebrated with great enthusiasm and zeal across the district Kishtwar to promote the theme ‘Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.

Over 2,000 enthusiastic participants from diverse backgrounds, including elders, children, women, government functionaries,  Police, Army and  Paramilitary Forces personnel and students from different schools participated and contributed to the grand success of the event.

The mega program was organized by the Ayush Department Kishtwar in collaboration with the District Administration Kishtwar, Department of Youth Services and Sports, Kishtwar Development Authority, Indian Army, and paramilitary forces here in the historical Chowgan Grounds.

The event was led by renowned yoga instructor Manik Dev Slathia from Yogastara Yogshala Jammu who provided insights into the benefits of yoga exercises for the prevention of lifestyle diseases and stress management.

At DodaDistrict Administration Doda celebrated International Yoga Day by organizing a special session in the serene environment of the picturesque Jae Valley in Bhaderwah. The  event was held in collaboration with District Ayush, Rural Development Department, School Education and  private stakeholders  in tourism  on the theme ‘Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ to promote brotherhood , harmony and ensure  healthy living and environment .

The event witnessed the participation of more than four thousand (4000) locals and tourists who gathered at the valley in the morning to perform yoga and meditation under the guidance of Yogi Anil and a young Yoga participant Diva.

The serene and scenic surroundings of the valley provided the perfect setting for the participants to connect with nature and rejuvenate their minds and bodies.

A colourful cultural programme, organised by JKAACL Sub Office Doda, mesmerised the audience. Tourists also enjoyed local games at the forest covered Jae Valley to promote the local traditional games.

Renowned artist KK Gandhi showcased his talent by capturing and putting on canvas the beauty of Jae in his painting. People from all walks of life, including District Development Councillors, BDC Chairpersons , PRIs, businessmen, Bollywood celebrities , Officers, Army Personnel, Players, local and non local tourists , and students enjoyed the day at Jae Bhaderwah today.

The cultural and sports activities were organised under the banner of Nasha Mukht Bharat Abhiyaan, fit India Campaign, Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan and Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

 At Poonch: The 9th International Yoga Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and zeal in the sports stadium Poonch witnessing the participation of a large number of people including students, sportspersons, NSS Volunteers in presence of Member of Parliament, Er. Gulam Ali Khatana; Chairperson District Development Council, Tazim Akhter; Deputy Commissioner, Yasin M. Choudhary; Senior Superintendent of Police, Vinay Sharma and district officers.

 The MP and other dignitaries encouraged youth to practice yoga every day for better physical and mental health.

The instructors from the Department of Ayush Poonch, Sorabjeet Sharma, Imtiaz Ahmed Ganai and Jeevanjot Singh and Sanjana Sharma led the Yoga Session held under the supervision of District Ayush Officer, Dr.Sanjay Raina.

 At Rajouri: The earth is our home, and practicing yoga is a way to honor and respect our home. This sentiment was at the heart of the 9th International Yoga Day celebrations in Rajouri, where people from all walks of life gathered at the Sports Stadium Kheora to celebrate the ancient practice of yoga.

Led by the Deputy Commissioner of Rajouri, Vikas Kundal, the event was a resounding success, as people of all ages and abilities came together to participate in a series of yoga asanas and meditation sessions in consonance to this year’s celebration, “Yoga for Vaudhav kutumbakam.” emphasized the importance of recognizing the interconnectedness of all living beings and the need for unity and peace in the world.

The event was a true reflection of the diversity and inclusivity of the community in Rajouri, as people from all sections of society came together to celebrate the ancient practice of yoga. From young children to elderly adults, everyone participated with enthusiasm and joy, truly embodying the spirit of “Vaudhav kutumbakam.” DDC Chairperson Rajouri, Adv Chowdhary Naseem Liyaqat, was also present during the event.