Intl Yoga Day celebrated across Nagaland

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Dimapur, June 21: Governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya and his wife Kavita Acharya took part in the 5th International Yoga Day celebrations at Indira Gandhi Stadium, Kohima on Friday.
The programme was also attended by Minister Agriculture, G. Kaito Aye, Advisors, senior Government officials led by Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy, IAS and DGP, John Longkumer, IPS, students, teachers, NGOs, Government servants and other enthusiast.
The International Yoga Day was organised by the Department of Youth Resources & Sports in collaboration with the Patanjali Yog Samati, Kohima.
Dimapur: The 5th international Day of Yoga cum District Youth convention was jointly organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK) Dimapur, Department of Youth Resources & Sports, Sports Authority of India Dimapur, NSS, NCC, BS&G at GHSS ground Dimapur today with DC Dimapur Kevekha Kevin Zehol as special guest.
The DC in his inaugural address mentioned that on 12th December 2014 the United Nation declared 21st June as International Yoga Day.
The resource persons were Assistant Prof. & Youth Mentor NEISSR, Dimapur Dr. Amit Das who spoke on the topic “Healthy Youth, Healthy Nation” and Yoga Instructor, Patanjali Biman Nath led the Yoga session.
Wokha: The Department of Youth Resources & Sports, Wokha organized the 5th International Day of Yoga at Badminton Indoor Stadium (GHSS) Wokha today.
Programme coordinator NYK, Wokha, Ethel said that yoga unites body and mind making our body fit and fine.
Yoga instructor, Hav. Gulbir Singh from 28 Assam Rifles, Wokha Battalion gave basic lesson on Common Yoga Protocol (CYP). Students from Government Higher Secondary School, Wokha took part in the programme.
Mon: The Department of Youth Resource & Sport under the aegis of District Youth Resources & Sports Officer conducted the International Day of Yoga at indoor Badminton Stadium, Mon today.
Anguvito Sumi, DSO Mon highlighted the significance of Yoga Day.
Havidar Shamsheer of 35 AR, Mon Town was the Yoga Guru. The programme was conducted by performing various Asanas and physical exercises.
LFI: The 5th International Day of Yoga 2019 was observed at Livingstone Foundation International. The event was organized by the North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC), Ministry of Culture, Government of India in collaboration with Livingstone Foundation International (LFI). Altogether 1053 participants including NCC cadets from various schools and colleges of Dimapur participated in the Yoga Day celebration. This year the event was marked by various inter-school and college competitions.
The Yoga session was led by Uto Chishi, a drama mentor from Livingstone Foundation International who imparted various Yoga steps (Yog Asanas) including the Surya Namaskar.
The results of the various competitions held as part of the 5th International Day of Yoga are: School level slogan writing competition on the theme ‘Festival of Yoga and Well-being’: 1st- Ravi Jitani, Grade-XII, Livingstone Foundation International; 2nd -Arjun Chetri, Grade-VIII, Greenwood Hr. Sec. School
College level article writing competition on the topic ‘Yoga and its Health Benefits’: 1st -Temjenienla Imsong, B.A. 5th Semester, Dimapur Govt. College; 2nd – Eden Shikhu, B.A. 5th Semester, Dimapur Govt. College
School level poster making competition on the topic ‘Festival of Yoga and Well-being’: 1st -Tsuzolu Rhakho, Grade-IX, Livingstone Foundation International; 2nd -Abhrajit Dey, Holy Cross Hr. Sec. School.
PVHSS: Pranab Vidyapith Hr. Sec. School, Dimapur observed 5th International Yoga Day with rest of the world today. The school is probably the first school in Nagaland where Yoga class is imparted by trained Yoga teacher.
Students from primary section to secondary section displayed various “Yoga Ashanas” on the occasion.
ARTC&S: The 5th International Yoga Day was celebrated in all the three garrisons of Assam Rifles Training Centre and School at Shokhuvi, Dimapur and Diphu. Around 1969 personnel including Mahila recruits, families and children performed Yoga simultaneously.
The Yoga Day was observed under Brigadier Arjun Segan, Commandant, Assam Rifles Training Centre and School at Shokhuvi. The aim of Yoga day is to integrate the body and mind to achieve harmony and peace.
Assam Rifles: International Yoga Day was observed by Assam Rifles in Shillong and numerous forward posts and units in the entire North Eastern region. At Shillong the event organized by HQ Assam Rifles was attended by Central Armed Police Forces. More than 1000 soldiers of Assam Rifles, BSF, CISF and CRPF attended the Yoga session along with some of their family members. The volunteers from the Patanjali Yogpeeth at Shillong, conducted the session. Besides the basic asanas the yoga instructor highlighted the importance of Yoga in the holistic development of the physical, mental and spiritual well being.
Eastern Command: Eastern Command with an aim to promote better mental and physical health of people through Yoga celebrated 5th International Yoga Day on the theme ‘Yoga for Heart’ all over the Command theatre today.
A large number of troops, their families and local citizens participated from far flung areas of the East and North Eastern region to spread awareness and promote a healthy lifestyle. Various workshops were organized by the units of Eastern Command at Kolkata, Dimapur, Shillong, Tezpur, Sukna, Panagarh and all other military stations involving the local population to create awareness about Yoga and encouraging people to incorporate this form of exercise as a means to achieve a healthy life.
(Page News Service)