SRINAGAR: Despite cold weather and rains hundreds of youth, including boys and girls, participated in the 3rdInternational Yoga day functions across Kashmir on Wednesday.
Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh, while participating in the yoga, at Maulana Azad Road said yoga unites the souls. “World has accepted the countless benefits of yoga and is celebrating the day throughout the world today,” he said, adding, people must adopt yoga in daily life to avail its benefits.
A similar kind of programme was organised at Government Boys higher Secondary School Ajas, where almost 800 students turned to witness the valedictory ceremony. Before the ceremony Yoga Asanas were demonstrated by the experts.
A similar function was held at Higher Secondary Hygam Baramulla with around a thousand participants.
NSS, NCC cadets besides other dignitaries also participated in the valedictory function. The yoga day was organised by Kashmir Environmental and Social Organisation and was sponsored by Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy New Delhi.
The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) organized International Yoga day at the regional office Srinagar with the object to aware the employees and officials about the benefits of Yoga for physical fitness and freshness of mind.
Health experts says yoga helps to de-stress and its practitioners achieve a happy, balanced and useful life. Having seen the benefits, United Nation has passed a UN Resolution declaring 21 June 2015 as the first International day of Yoga.
The Department of Students Welfare (DSW) Central University of Kashmir (CUK) in collaboration with the Jammu and Kashmir Government College of Physical Education also celebrated yoga day at the campus.