The ‘Yoga Mahotsav, celebrated to commemorate 75 days of the International Day of Yoga, was a huge success as thousands joined at the gala event as they practised Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) at the Dibrugarh University ground here today.
The event was graced by the Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Ayush, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal; Chief Minister of Tripura, Dr Manik Saha; Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Chowna Main; Union Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas & MP of Dibrugarh; Rameshwar Teli; Union Minister of State for External Affairs, Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh; Health & Family Welfare Minister of Assam, Keshab Mahanta; former minister & Chairman, HOUSEFED, Bhabesh Kalita; Health & Family Welfare Minister of Manipur, Sapam Ranjan Singh; Minister of Power of Meghalaya, A T Mondal; Vice Chancellor of Dibrugarh University, Prof Jiten Hazarika; and Secretary, Ministry of Ayush, Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha.
Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal said, “It is a matter of immense pleasure & pride that Dibrugarh is hosting this wonderful ‘Yoga Mahotsav’ in this pristine environment. As thousands of you joined us, we are emboldening the vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji to make Yoga a global movement towards healthier and better tomorrow.
Adding further, the Ayush Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal said, “On this holy occasion of Yoga Mahotsav, which is being celebrated on this auspicious World Health Day, I have the pleasure to announce that the Ministry of Ayush is going to set up a 100 bedded Yoga & Naturopathy hospital at Dibrugarh. This is going to further bolster Dibrugarh as the centre of healthcare in the region. I am thankful to the Chief Minister of Assam, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma ji, for extending full support to this only-of-its-kind centre in the Northeast. This centre will cater to the needs of the region by providing Yoga and naturopathy out-patient and inpatient treatments to the people of Assam.
An MoU was also signed between the Moraji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY) and Dibrugarh University to develop an ecosystem of Yoga practitioners which will further reinforce our commitment to making Yoga a part of everyone’s healthy lifestyle.
The Chief Minister of Tripura, Dr Manik Saha, addressed the gathering and said, “It is a great moment when all of us have joined today in this beautiful morning to perform Yoga – one of the greatest boons of Indian heritage. As we practise Yoga today, it not only boosts the Yoga practice among people but also promises a better, healthier tomorrow.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Chowna Mein said, “Yoga is a wonder gift of India’s rich heritage that has benefitted the world to become a healthier place. I am happy that I am participating in this event today and we work towards a healthier tomorrow.”
Minister of Industry & Commerce, Assam, Bimal Borah; the Health & Family Welfare Minister, Arunachal Pradesh, Alo Libang; the Health & Family Welfare Minister, Meghalaya, Dr Mazel Ampareen Lyngdoh; Minister of Urban Development, Sikkim, L B Das; the Minister of Labour Welfare Department, Assam, Sanjay Kishan; the MLA of Dibrugarh & Chairman, AIDC, Prashanta Phukan; MP Horen Singh Bey; MLA Teros Gowala, Binod Hazarika, Chakra Gogoi among many other prominent personalities attended the Yoga Mahotsav.
Apart from thousands of Indian students, International students from Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Togo, Nepal, Nigeria, Lesotho, Botswana, Egypt, Namibia & Korea, yoga enthusiasts participated in the Yoga Mahotsav making it a grand success. At the event, the audience was guided to perform CYP by Dr Ishwar V. Basavaraddi, Director, MDNIY.
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