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Thousands practice yoga in Jaipur event

Thousands of people performed yoga at a district-level programme held at Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur on the occasion of International Yoga Day on Thursday

jaipur Updated: Jun 21, 2018 22:26 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jaipur
A bird looks on as people practise yoga at SMS Stadium in Jaipur on Thursday. (Himanshu Vyas/HT)

Thousands of people performed yoga at a district-level programme held at Sawai Man Singh Stadium in Jaipur on the occasion of International Yoga Day on Thursday.

Jaipur district in-charge and home minister Gulab Chand Kataria inaugurated the function by lighting the lamp. He also administered an oath to the participants and called upon them to keep the body and mind healthy through yoga and spread peace and happiness in the entire world through their work.

People performed yoga under the supervision of experts, who also told them about the importance of asanas and their benefits. Many organisations including Patanjali Yoga Peeth, Yogasthali, Yoga and Naturopathy Sangh, Swasthya Kalyan, Gayatri Shakti Peeth, Brahmakumaris, Sankalp and Yoga Sandhna Ashram extended their cooperation.

Social justice and empowerment minister Arun Chaturvedi, Members of Parliament Ramcharan Bohra and Madan Saini, parliamentary secretary Kailash Verma, MLAs Ashok Parnami and Mohan Lal Gupta, additional chief secretary information and public relations JC Mohanti and commissioner information and public relations Dr Rajesh Sharma were among the dignitaries who took part in the programme. Jaiput district collector Siddhartha Mahajan expressed gratitude to everyone for gracing the occasion.

In Ajmer, the main yoga progamme was held at Patel Stadium, in which a large number of people took part. Inspector general of police, Ajmer Range, Malini Agarwal, district collector Arti Dogra and other officials of police and district administration were also present on the occasion.

Schools and colleges in the city also celebrated the day. Students and teachers performed various asanas on the occasion.

In Udaipur also, hundreds of people performed yoga exercises. Various administrative officers including district collector Bishnu Charan Mallick, MP Arjun Lal Meena, SP Rajendra Prasad Goyal, Mayor Chandra Singh Kothari, Rural MLA Phool Singh Meena took part in the district-level yoga session held at the city’s Bhandari Darshak Mandap.

The yoga sessions were also organised at schools and public places.

In Bharatpur, the main yoga event was held at police ground, where hundreds of people including public representatives and officials took part. Tourism minister Krishnendra Kaur Deepa inaugurated the event. BJP MP Bahadur Koli, mayor Shiv Singh Bhont, district collector Sandesh Nayak, superintendent of police Anil Kumar Tank also performed yoga.

First Published: Jun 21, 2018 22:26 IST