With International Yoga Day programme in Madhya Pradesh nearing, don’ts associated with yoga practices weigh on authorities’ minds as much as do’s.
In a bid to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi-inspired yoga programme on June 21 a big success, the state government is making all efforts to ensure a massive participation of people in the 35-minute yoga practice on the day.
According to official sources, the authorities are apprehensive the yoga practice may boomerang on those who would overstretch themselves or do some wrong postures out of ignorance.
The possible protest by Muslim community was also being considered on the government’s part.
CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan has given specific instructions to the authorities that they should ensure people volunteer for participation in the yoga. Nobody should be forced to take part in it.
“The yoga practices to perform on the day are simple. Anybody can perform them easily, but still we would not force anybody to practice all the yogic exercises selected for the day,” said Navneet Kothari, director, AYUSH, Madhya Pradesh, while talking to HT
“However, all possible medical facilities will be provided at the yoga venue to treat those who suffer any problem because of any reason,” he added.
In regard to his department’s search for trained yoga volunteers for Yogabhyas ghar ke paas’ (Yoga practice near home) Kothari said these yoga volunteers will help the government organise the event on the day.
Everyone should take part in yoga events: CM
Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan through videoconferencing said on Friday every section of the society should be motivated to participate in programmes to be held on the International Yoga Day on June 21.
People should be apprised of the benefits of yoga, Chouhan said while reviewing the preparations for World Yoga Day.
He said people should be motivated to participate in this voluntary programme and all public representatives, officers and employees should participate in it.
15,000 students trained to perform exercise on D-day
The state yoga kendra has set the ball rolling for the final show for the International Yoga Day show at Lal Parade Ground on June 21.
The yoga kendra has trained master trainers for more than 15,000 students that would perform yoga on the event. Master trainers from across the state would go back to their districts and provide training to the students there.