Organisations across state observe International Yoga Day
Dimapur, June 21 (EMN): Various organisations and institutions in Nagaland observed the 3rd International Day of Yoga across the state. The main program was at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in capital town Kohima on June 21.
The programme was organized by the department of Youth Resources & Sports with the motto ‘Yoga for harmony and peace’
The idea of an International Day of Yoga came into being when the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi proposed the idea while addressing the 69th session of United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2014.
The 193 member UNGA on 11th December, 2014, approved the proposal by consensus with a record 177 co-sponsoring countries a resolution to establish 21st June as “International Day of Yoga”.
Yoga, essentially believed to be a path to liberation from all bondages according to medical research in recent years, has uncovered many physical and mental benefits Yoga offers.
The benefits includes physical fitness, musculoskeletal functioning and cardio-vascular health; management of diabetes, respiratory disorders, hypertension, hypotension and many life style related disorders; helps reduce depression, fatigue, anxiety disorders and stress; regulation of menopausal symptoms.
The 2017 3rd edition of the International Day of Yoga saw over 1, 000 participants including the governor of Nagaland PB Acharya; officials and teams from the NSS, the NCC, the Assam Rifles, the NYKS; the Bharat Scouts and Guides, the National Ayush Mission Nagaland, the Patanjali Yog Samiti of Kohima, and Indira Gandhi Academy of Kohima, among others.
As part of International day of Yoga, the 173rd Battalion of the CRPF at the Dimapur airfield organised colourful event along with the sister agencies. Around 98 personnel including CISF units participated in the International Yoga day under supervision of Joseph Keishing, commandant and units officers, a press release stated on Wednesday.
‘Joseph Keishing, commandant, 173 Bn, interacted with units personnel and CISF personnel after completion of Yoga and discussed the benefits of yoga and asked them to adopt yoga in their life. He also emphasized that yoga is not just exercise but union of soul and body which can be very helpful in a soldiers’ life,’ the press release stated.
78th Battalion of CRPF
The 3rd International Yoga Day was observed by 78th Battalion of CRPF in a befitting manner on 21st June. Special Yoga Camps were setup at the Unit Head Quarters at Zubza as well as in all the Sub-Units of the Battalion deployed in Districts of Kohima, Dimapur and Mokokchung wherein officers, soldiers and their families participated in large numbers with great enthusiasm.
Men were briefed about the benefits of Yoga in maintaining a healthy body and healthy mind especially to get rid of the tensions and stress in our daily life. Men were told that Yoga is gift of age-old Indian tradition which embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action and strikes harmony between man and nature.
The unit is also sending its personnel for training in yoga courses at various training centres of the CRPF so that after becoming master trainers they can train the other personnel of unit, the updates informed.
15 Border Roads Task Force
The 15 Border Roads Task Force organized a mass Yoga session at High School Junction, Kohima. This was organized to celebrate 3rd International Day of Yoga on 21 Jun 2017 under the aegis of Ministry of Defence, Mininstry of AYUSH and Govt of India. The Yoga session was conducted for all the personnels posted with HQ 15 BRTF. Similar sessions were conducted in allied units of this Task Force at various locations like Zubza, Mon and Maram.
The Yoga session followed the common Yoga Protocol issued by Ministry of AYUSH and was conducted between 0700 am to 0800 am today morning. In the one hour session, a brief introduction of Yoga and its benefits were explained, followed by prayer and various exercises like Pranayam, Tarasan, Ardhkati Chakrasan, Sabasan etc. Finally, Col N Joshi. Commander, 15 BRTF highlighted the importance of Yoga in bringing harmony between mind and body and advised everyone to inculcate Yoga in daily routine.
International Yoga Day was observed at the SASRD, Nagaland University, at Medziphema and conducted in the library on June 21.
A note from the organisers informed on Wednesday that the dean, Prof. RC Gupta gave the opening remarks while a brief talk was given by Prof. L. Daiho, of the department of Plant Pathology on the importance of yoga and its health benefits. Prof. Daiho also demonstrated some yoga exercises.
Four professionally trained yoga instructors from Dimapur gave demonstrations and guided the teaching, non teaching and students as they were put through the basic yoga exercises, the updates stated.
Livingstone Foundation Higher Secondary School
Livingstone Foundation Higher Secondary School observed the 3nd International Yoga Day on June 21 at its premises too. This year’s observance of International Yoga Day at LFHSS was made remarkable with the presence of yoga guru Vivek Mishra who led the Yoga Exercises during the hour long programme, updates informed on Wednesday.
Vivek Mishra is not only a ‘celebrity yoga guru,’ the note stated, but also an actor and model who is presently the Brand Ambassador of Yamaha, the updates stated. He was also one of the contestants of the popular TV reality show BIG BOSS during its Season-7 aired on Colors Channel. He was stated to have spoken about yoga on Zee Biz Channel too.
Mishra elaborated on the concept of yoga and highlighted the importance of yogic postures in maintaining a balanced and healthy life. He also said that Yoga is a way of life and not some ordinary exercise. Several ‘Yoga Asanas’ were imparted to the gathering during the Yoga session which culminated with a meditative posture, the updates stated.
Under aegis of NCC Group HQ Kohima 4000 girl cadets of 1 Nagaland (G) Bn NCC have participated in the International Day of Yoga on 21 June at 17 venues across the Nagaland. This is by no means a small achievement.NCC already has a record for largest Yoga performance simultaneously by a single uniform youth organisation at multiple venues in 2015.
The girl Cadets performed the asanas as per the protocol given by the ministry of Ayush from 0700 hrs to 0735hrs.
200 Cadets from 1 Nagaland (g) Bn NCC have got the opportunity to perform yoga with the honourable Governor of Nagaland at IG Stadium, 600 Cadet have performed Yoga in Kohima Science College in Annual Training Camp in addition to this at 15 other venues in Nagaland NCC has organised Yoga for Girl Cadets.
Zakhama Military Station
To commemorate International Day of Yoga, the troops of the Zakhama Military Station, Nagaland participated in a mass Yoga practice on 21 June 2017. The Common Yoga Protocol issued by Ministry of AYUSH was followed by the participants.
Yoga is being regularly practiced in the weekly curriculum in the Zakhama Military Station as it embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment, harmony between man and nature and a holistic approach to health and well being.
ICAR-NRC on Mithun at Medziphema celebrated International Day of Yoga with the rest of the world at its institute on 21st June 2017. Though yoga is widely practiced across the world, response to adoption and understanding is very slow among the tribal people in the NEH region due to some misinformation. In order to popularize Yoga, publicity of yoga was done by means of posters and banners on road and institute campus.
The Yoga Day started with mass yoga performance by all staffs and their family members which was led by a group of experts from Patajali House, Dimapur, Nagaland. The outside experts enlighten the participants with elaborate training on common Yoga protocol. The Director of the institute encouraged the gathering for regular practice of Yoga and suggested to partner with Patanjali group to organise mass Yoga performance once in a month, preferably on every second Saturday.