Tuesday, July 5, 2022

International Day of Yoga celebrated across Nagaland

Along with the rest of the world, Nagaland celebrated the 8th “International Day of Yoga” (IDY) on the theme “Yoga for Humanity” on Friday. Recognising its universal appeal, the United Nations December 11, 2014 proclaimed June 21 as the International Day of Yoga by resolution 69/131. The day aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga. It may be mentioned that a draft resolution establishing the International Day of Yoga was proposed by India and endorsed by a record 175 member states. The proposal was first introduced by prime minister Narendra Modi in his address during the opening of the 69th session of the UN general assembly.
In Dimapur, the Central Bureau of Communication, Field Office Kohima under the ministry of Information & Broadcasting in collaboration with Pranab Vidyapith HSS and PYS organised International Day of Yoga at Pranab jubilee auditorium, Dimapur.
According to DPRO Dimapur report, addressing the function as special guest, deputy commissioner (DC) Dimapur Sachin Jaiswal called upon the gathering to adopt yoga as a form of lifestyle. He highlighted the benefits of yoga and encouraged the students to practice yoga for better focus.
Pranab Vidyapith HSS principal, Manoj Bhatacharjee delivered the keynote address while PVHSS secretary Swami Chinmayanandaji Maharaj, state president (BTS) Dimapur, Ramesh Agarwal and HoO Central Bureau of Communication Kohima, P. Sophie delivered speeches. The yoga demonstration was conducted by state vice president (BST) Krishna Andaji Yoga.
Earlier, a programme was also organised by the Department of Youth Resources and Sports at District Stadium Dimapur.
Delivering a short speech, SDO (L) Samuel dwelt on the benefits of Yoga while a yoga session was conducted by yoga teacher Kunjan Rani. Later, state coach, Khriehotou Tsiro proposed vote of thanks.
Mokokchung: Department of Youth Resources & Sports in collaboration with NYKS, NSS, NCC and Bharat Scouts & Guides organised a programme to mark the International Day of Yoga at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex, here, on Tuesday under the guidance of 25 BN NCC Mokokchung Hav. Vivendra Singh. Around 60 people participated in the yoga session.
Wokha: The department of Youth Resources & Sports in coordination with NYKS, NCC, NSS & BS&G organised the event at Indoor Badminton Stadium of Government Higher Secondary School, Wokha where DC Wokha, Ajit Kumar Ranjan delivered a short speech. Officials from district administration, other departments and students took part in the celebration. District Youth Resources officer, Wokha, K. Libemo Jami welcomed the participants and gave a brief introduction about the celebration.
Zunheboto: Zunheboto district conducted a mass Yoga session at DSCZ Stadium, Zunheboto where EAC N. Nyamok Konyak delivered a speech, PIS, Zunheboto, Teisiakpe chaired the programme and instructor Angukato from Cornerstone Higher Secondary School Zunheboto conducted the yoga session. The event was organised by NYKS, NSS and department of Youth Resources & Sports.
LFS: Livingstone Foundation Society observed International Day of Yoga by conducting a host of activities at Livingstone Foundation International involving students, mentors and parents.
In a run up to the main event on June 16 and 17, various literary activities including fine arts, essay writing, poster making and speech competitions were conducted for students and mentors of Livingstone Foundation International which involved students from Grades-I to XII.
A seminar on the importance and benefits of yoga was conducted for parents, mentors and students at LFI auditorium on June 20 across two sessions, led by professional certified yoga trainer, president of Nagaland Yogasana Sports Association & Brand Ambassador of Nagaland for NEB Sports & CYRUNS, Orentsani Kikon.
During the seminar, resource person highlighted various health benefits of performing yoga on a regular basis. The observance of International Day of Yoga culminated on June 21, with performance of mass yoga by students and mentors of Livingstone Foundation International at LFI school and hostel campus. The yoga exercise session was led by Orentsani Kikon.
MGM College: A programme on International day of Yoga was held at MGM College auditorium which was participated by students from B.A and B.Com 3rd and 5th semesters along with college faculties and a team from Patanjali Dimapur.
The inaugural speech was delivered by MGM College vice principal while principal Rev. Fr. Dr. P.S. Varghese organised a team of yoga practitioners from Yoga Studio Dimapur.
The team included—Rita Singh, Sumitra Biswas, Keenjarani Sharma and Sabi Devi who conducted a class on benefits of yoga and how it was helpful in improving concentration “attaining inner peace.” They also demonstrated asanas.
The yoga session 2022 began with a prayer followed by yoga practices while assistant professor, department of Economics, Tsutsamo Ezung proposed vote of thanks.
Modern College: Modern College in collaboration with 7th Assam Rifles Battalion, Ghaspani observed International Yoga day at Piphema campus.
At the programme, welcome address was delivered by A Nenia Theresa, special number by Poujakdai and Shrijana and vote of thanks by HoD department of Arts, Abenla. The yoga session was participated by students and teachers.
NCC cadets: NCC cadets of Nagaland and instructional staffs under Kohima Group NCC observed the day by performing yoga at their respective institutions across the state.
The NCC cadets also participated in Yoga at Naga Heritage village, Kisama, Kohima.
DGC: Dimapur Government College observed International Day of Yoga where prime minister’s address from Mysuru Palace was virtually attended by NCC boys of the college.
Meanwhile, a programme was organised by the Sports Committee of the College in the college auditorium where yoga session was led by noted yoga trainer Orentsani Kikon.
She was aided by senior assistant instructor at Orentsani Aesthetic Fitness, Dimapur, Medoseno Nagi.
The programme was chaired by assistant professor, department of Education, Dr. Hare Krushna Parhi and saw active participation from the principal Dr. M. Libanthung Ngullie and faculty members along with NCC and students of the college.
CoVS&AH: College of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry celebrated International Day of Yoga at the college campus.
Altogether, 135 individuals participated in the programme, which was coordinated by Dr. Ksh. Mahesh Singh and chaired by assistant professor, department of Veterinary Public Health, Dr. Ragbir Singh.
Welcome address was delivered by dean, Veterinary college Jalukie, Dr. I. Shakuntala, professor, Animal Genetics & Breeding, Dr Uday Umrikar conducted the yoga session while assistant professor, department of Livestock Production Management, Dr. Imtiwati proposed vote of thanks.
RJHSS: Ram Janaki Higher Secondary School Dimapur celebrated the 8th International Day of Yoga where students assembled at the school ground and participated in yoga sessions conducted by Yoga experts and body fitness professional trainers, Ganesh Sharma and Tali Jamir. Higher Secondary lecturer and secondary teachers, Neetu Kachari, A.K. Singh, Kaushal Kumar Yadav, Sandip Bhowmick, R.K. Singh, P.K. Ray and Priyanka Ojha also spoke on significance of the day.
SMHSS: St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School Dimapur observed International Yoga Day in the school auditorium by organising Yoga sessions in collaboration with Patanjali, which was participated by more than 800 students.
Highlights of the programme included making clay models on Yoga poses and information on benefits of Yoga.
The team was guided by teachers, school authority along with the principal.
173 Bn CRPF: 173 Bn CRPF organised a Yoga event at its battalion headquarters near Airfield, Dimapur where 300 personnel including officers, jawans and families with their children performed various asanas and breathing exercises.
At the programme, 173 Bn CRPF commandant, Sh. Vishnu Gautam exhorted the participants.
BJP minority morcha: BJP Nagaland, minority morcha celebrated International Day of Yoga at Kachari Ruins, Dimapur.
At the programme, Nagaland BJP minority morcha president, Deep Kumar delivered a speech on the importance of Yoga to lead a healthier and better lifestyle.
Earlier, yoga exercises were conducted by yoga teacher Subroto Nath from Patanjali Yoga Samiti, state secretary, minority morcha BJP, Vikram Das was convener of the programme while state general secretary, Brij Kishore Rai proposed vote of thanks. The programme was attended by more than hundred karyakartas from Dimapur district, Dimapur mandal 1, Dimapur mandal 2, Dimapur mandal 3 and NGOs.

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