Arunachal joins global community on 10th IYD | Practice yoga daily to remain physical fit: DyCM

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PARSURAM KUND, June 21: Amid the lap of holy and picturesque Parsuram Kund, Arunachalees led by Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein joined the global community in celebrating 10th International Yoga Day (IYD), themed ‘Yoga for Self and Society’,  at the Bridge point here Friday morning.

Yoga, a transformative practice, represents the harmony of mind and body, balance between thought and action, and unity of restraint and fulfillment. It integrates the body, mind, spirit and soul to offer holistic approach to health and well-being that brings peace in hectic lifestyle.

The sacred kund in lower reaches of Lohit River is famous as a pilgrimage site as Parashurama, the 6th incarnation of Lord Vishnu, on the orders of his father Rishi Jamadagni, had beheaded his mother Renuka with his axe. The axe remained stuck to his hand for the heinous crime and he toured across the world and at the advice of eminent sages, he dipped his hands into waters of this kund and the axe got detached.  Since then the site became famous to draw thousands of pilgrims and sadhus from far and wide on annual Makara Sankrnati since 1970 to take holy dip to wash away their sins.

“Its need of the hour when tension, depression and various ailments affected our lifestyle, in such situation, yoga gives peace and physical fitness. It offers remedies to rejuvenate wellness to help overcome physical challenges and diseases. I have been practicing yoga for last 24 years with good results. I exhort one and all to incorporate yoga into their daily routine”, Mein said, before releasing tricolor balloons to mark the day

Lohit DC Shashvat Swarabh highlighted aims of IYD, which was joined by MP Tapir Gao, Tezu MLA Dr. Mohesh Chai, 181 Mountain Brigade commanding officer Brig Arun Awasthy, Tezu ADC Kunal Yadev and Wakro ADC A J Lungphi. The IYD was jointly organized by Indian Army, 25th ITBP, Lohit district administration involving Apne Vidya Bhavan, PRI leaders, Namsai SP Sangey Thinley, HoDs of both districts.

At Itanagar: Over 200 ruling BJP party workers, including vice president-cum-IYD Committee convener Nani Lajie, vice presidents Tagin Siga & Yalem Taga Burang, general secretary Tadar Niglar State,  Morcha office bearers, conveners, co-conveners enthusiastically celebrated IYD at state HQs showcasing their commitment to the practice for its well known benefits.

Laji, in his address, stressed the importance of incorporating yoga into daily routines for better health and encouraged all to adopt this ancient practice. While highlighting on importance of IYD, he said that yoga helps in improving physical strength and confidence with a positive and calming effect on the practitioners. Yoga has remedies for every illness and brings peace to mind, inculcates self-discipline, ensures physical and mental wellness, he said, adding that party would initiate awareness on importance of yoga by involving CBOs and NGOs across the state.

The IYD is celebrated in each mandal in the state with active involvement of  MLA concerned and senior party leaders.

Guided by Art of Living instructor Dopi Bagra, all participants practiced yoga exercises to inculcate spirit of yoga to promote wellness, reducing stress and foster a sense of inner peace, according to media co-convenor Nima Sange.

In Legislative Assembly: A special yoga session was organized involving Speaker Tesam Pongte, Deputy Speaker Kardo Nyigyor, several ministers, MLAs, officers and officials to highlight importance of yoga in promoting physical and mental well-being, emphasizing its role in fostering a healthy lifestyle amidst the demanding schedules of legislative duties.

All participants practiced yoga asanas, pranayama and meditation techniques to rejuvenate body and mind under guidance of yoga instructors.

“Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies the unity of mind and body, thought and action, restraint and fulfillment. By embracing yoga, we not only enhance our physical health but also achieve a sense of inner peace and balance,” Pongte said while Nyigyor added that “The practice of yoga helps us manage stress and maintain a positive outlook in our professional and personal lives. It is heartening to see such active participation from our assembly members and officials.”

At Raj Bhavan: Governor Lt. General (Retd) K T Parnaik along with NCC cadets, Bharat Scouts and Guides, students and teachers of different Capital Complex schools, Raj Bhavan officers and officials practiced yoga ashans guided by Vivekananda Kendra instructors Tana Yapu,  Landi Yami, Dunya Bagra and Abang Chijang.

Greeting state people, Parnaik said that yoga, which originated in India, has now spread throughout the world. He said yoga brings peace of mind and physical fitness during tension, depression and challenges by offering remedies for various physical challenges and diseases and urged people to incorporate yoga into their daily routine. He also distributed yoga booklets to all participants.

Ms. of Vivekananda Kendra, Itanagar conducted the Yoga session. (PRO)

ICR DC Shweta Nagarkoti Mehta, ADC  Datum Gadi and host of other officers celebrated the IYD at Deepak Nabam Living Home (DNLH)at Senki Park. Mehta hoped that yoga would not only enhance mental well-being but also serve as valuable addition to traditional therapies for mental health patients, offering both immediate and long-term benefits.

She stressed that yoga is a science capable of treating many ailments without medication and urged everyone to incorporate yoga into their daily life.

DNLH chairman Deepak Nabam, lauded the DC for organizing the event highlighted the importance of mental strength given by yoga.

Many DNLH inmates took part under guidance of yoga instructor followed by Dr. Papi Gungly, a doctor and clinical psychologist Dr Yeni Nabam  counselling them.

The event, organised by Capital district administration, saw the DC donating  two water purifiers before taking stock of DNLC condition and assured all possible support. (DIPRO)

At Senkiview: The personnel and family members of of 138 Bn CRPF led by commandant Rajendra Kumar celebrated IYD with local people when Kumar highlighted importance of yoga for mental and physical well-being. Practice of yoga does not end with a session as it is a continuous journey of growth and understanding.

At Naharlagun: H&FW department officers & officials led by DDHS (AYUS)-cum-IYD coordinator Dr. I Lingu celebrated IYD at  6-Kilo Hornbill Futsal Ground with mass demonstrations of yogasanas with public, students & teachers of various schools.

H&FW secretary Krishna Kumar Singh, speaking as chief guest, advised the participants to make yoga a part of daily life, which has been getting global popularity for its health benefits.

Yoga is very important for maintaining good mental, emotional & physical health. Yoga is not only about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with ourselves, said H&FW director Dr. Riken Rina as guest of honour and advised the participants, including Panchyati Raj deputy director .A. G Ligu, to do yogasanas daily.

DDHS (Ayush) Dr.Inya Lingu said that yoga can bring lots of changes, especially in young generation and mentioned that it helps in overcoming stress and other bad habits.

The common yoga protocol of Unkon Ministry of Ayush, was followed during 45-minute yogasanas guided by expert Chayanika Vasisht, according to an official release. 

At Rono Hills: Rajiv Gandhi University fraternity led by  Doimukh MLA Nabam Vivek, VC Prof. Saket Kushwaha  conducted a  many  events to celebrate IYD  involving registrar  Dr. N.T. Rikam and joint registrar Dr. David Pertin.

Physical Education & Sports Sciences dean Prof. Sambhu Prasad, briefed about the celebration to students of the employees while common yoga protocol session was led by Physical Education teaching assistant Rikpu Kamcham.

Reports of IYD celebration were also received from DIPROs of AaloZiro, Tezu, Pasighat, Khonsa, Bomdila & Yingkiong.

At Tawang: Indian Army celebrated IYD at Tawang Stadium at altitude of 9,000 feet with great zeal and enthusiasm as yoga is a vital practice for military personnel, who face physically and mentally demanding conditions while serving on the frontlines.It enhances their overall well-being by improving both physical and mental health, thereby boosting their resilience and performance in demanding environments.

More than 1200 locals and 800 Army and paramilitary personnel took part with commander Brig Vipul Singh Rajput, steered the proceedings, in presence of Sh MLA Namgay Tshering and civil administrative officials.

Brigadier Rajput enlightened the gathering about benefits of yoga in the modern life, importance of meditation, how to improve the mental power and physical well being.

Tawang, shares a border with Tibet and located close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) that separates India and China. Its proximity to the border makes it strategically important for India’s defense and security interests. India maintains a heavy military presence in Tawang and the surrounding areas to secure its borders with China. The Indian Army has a significant presence in the region to monitor and respond to any threats along the border, according to a defence release.

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