Keshav Prasad Maurya pitches healthy living

Keshav Prasad Maurya

Lucknow: Deputy Chief Minister  Keshav Prasad Maurya inaugurated the main program on the tenth International Yoga Day organized at Bharat Scout and Guide College Prayagraj by lighting the lamp as the chief guest.

On this occasion, MP Phulpur  Praveen Kumar Patel, MLA Phaphamau  Guru Prasad Maurya, Member Legislative Council  Surendra Chaudhary, Additional Police Commissioner  N Kolanchi,  Navneet Singh Chahal District Magistrate, Gaurav Kumar, Chief Development Officer and other administrative officers were present.

Addressing the people present on this occasion, Deputy Chief Minister  Keshav Prasad Maurya said that everyone must do yoga to stay healthy and fit. He said that there is a saying that – the first happiness is a healthy body. Today Yoga Day is being celebrated in all the districts, all tehsils, all blocks and villages of almost all the states of the country as well as in the world.

He said that everyone should take a pledge to do yoga every day. The Deputy Chief Minister, while highlighting the importance of yoga, emphasized on the society to adopt yoga regularly to avoid diseases and epidemics.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that yoga not only keeps the body and mind healthy, but new paths of livelihood are also being paved by yoga. People are now hiring trainers for fitness. Yoga is not only knowledge, it is also science. Yoga is helping to focus the mind. Congratulating everyone on International Yoga Day, he said that yoga is creating new paths for positive change in the society. The number of people doing yoga is increasing in the country and the world.

The Deputy Chief Minister said that Maha Kumbh is going to be organized in the year 2025, for which preparations are going on at a large scale. He said that all the people of Prayag should be ready to provide their full cooperation in the upcoming Kumbh. The Deputy Chief Minister congratulated the entire district administration and supporting departments and the people of Prayag for organizing a huge and historic yoga program.

There was tremendous enthusiasm among the youth and children to participate in the program. Participants coming from far and wide started gathering from 4 am and by 5.30 almost the entire campus was filled with yoga practitioners. The organizers had made arrangements for yoga practice for about 8 thousand people, but the visitors were much more than that.

This yoga practice program had the theme “Yoga for self and society” along with the International Yoga Day celebrated every year on 21 June. The entire area was divided into 4 zones and 12 sectors in which more than 8 thousand yoga practitioners were standing in a queue. Yogacharya Shri Dharmendra Mishra conducted a 45-minute yoga practice as per the guidelines issued by the Government of India, which included 32 different types of yoga asanas. Two master trainers were also deployed in each sector.

After yoga practice, the Deputy Chief Minister awarded certificates to the cooperating institutions, departments and master trainers. The program was conducted by  Prabhakar Tripathi. Dr. Sharda Prasad, Regional Ayurvedic and Unani Officer informed that skilled yoga instructors are appointed in the hospitals of the AYUSH department for the treatment of diseases through yoga practice, from where the general public can get treatment related to their health problems.

The selfie point at the venue was the center of attraction for the people, where there was a crowd of people taking selfies. Dr. Sanjeev Verma, District Homeopathic Medical Officer, expressed special gratitude to Shri Vaidyanath Ayurveda Bhawan, Shri Kamlesh Kumar Dwivedi, Bharat Scout and Guide,  Rakesh Tiwari Civil Defense and  Sanjay Jain for their cooperation. The contribution of the volunteers of NCC, NSS and Civil Defense in the program was commendable. The District Officer congratulated the Chief Development Officer and all the officers of the district on the successful organization of the program.


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