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JAMMU: To mark the first International Yoga Day Bharatiya Yog Samsthan today organized a massive Yoga Sammelan at  Gole Gujral today. Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh was the chief guest  while Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Prakash was the guest of honour on the occasion.

The function was attended by people from all walks of life who showed keen interest in the event. While speaking on the occasion Dr. Nirmal Singh exhorted that yoga  helps  to establish a link with our soul and  God. He said  Yoga is a way of life that helps to relieve human body from ailments and lead a healthy life. He urged the people especially the youth to adopt Yoga for transforming their life and developing with a positive attitude.

The world has accepted the benefits of yoga and declared June 21 as the International day of yoga. With the whole world taking to yoga, there will more peace in the world now," he added. Chander Parkash in his address said  that Yoga is a gift of our nation  to the world. We are happy that the UN has declared the day as International Day of Yoga. He further said that practicing Yoga  will definitely help  the future generations  to attain  healthy body and soul.

 Earlier, a function was also organized  at Jammu University with the collaboration of Art of Living organization, where Deputy Chief Minister lauded the efforts of the organization and the staff of the department of Yoga for organizing such a grand event. Chief Electoral Officer J&K Shantmanu besides staff of university,  Yoga Expert, students of  R.S Pura Bal Ashram was also present on the occasion.

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  • ‘Art of Living’ organizes Yoga Day camp

JAMMU: To celebrate first International Yoga Day, Art of Living Foundation organized  one day Yoga camp at  Government College for Women Parade, here today. Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta was the chief guest and Minister of State for Education, Culture and Information Priya Sethi was special guest on the occasion.

MLAs Sat Sharma and Rajesh Gupta and Senior Leader BJP Yudhvir Sethi also attended the  camp. Among others the event was attended by Director School Education, Jammu Ms Yasha Mudgal, Principal, GCW Hemla Aggarwal, Chief Education Officer, Jammu Joginder Sudan and Assistant Vice- Chairman, J&K Bank Raman.

Speaking on the occasion, Kavinder Gupta appreciated the efforts of Art of Living foundation in organising the camp and congratulated the college authorities for joining in the celebrations of first International Yoga day. He said the way Jammu city has showed enthusiasm in celebrating the Yoga day at different locations, it looks like that the city has become a Yog city, adding that by designating June 21st June as International Yoga Day the world has given recognition to the age old tradition and culture of Indian subcontinent.

He said the Prime Minister has led the world in recognizing the potential Yoga has in healing the body and mind. While encouraging people at large to practice yoga, Priya Sethi called for making Yoga an everyday activity and highlighted the positive impacts Yog makes on the life, adding that Yoga is not just a physical exercise but it also heals the mind and soul.

She said on the first International yoga day special sessions are being held across the nation and state and people are joining the movement launched by Prime Minister Narinder Modi. She said Yoga is a potent tool to strike balance between body and nature and the technique goes beyond being a mere body exercise. The organisers appreciated efforts made by the Women College authorities to make the camp a grand success.


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JAMMU: Minister of State for Education, Culture and Information Priya Sethi today inaugurated mass Yoga Camp  at GGM Science College.  The Camp was organised by the NCC 2nd Boys Battalion as part of celebrations on the occasion of first International Yoga day. Senior Leader BJP Yudhvir Sethi also present on the occasion.

Priya and Yudhvir joined thousands of NCC officers, ranks of the Corps, cadets and students in performing yoga. Over 3000 NCC cadets with 50 Associate NCC officers attended the camp. Prominent among those who were present on the occasion include, Commanding Officer Lt. Col Manisha SRS, Group Commander Jammu Group Brigadier Rajan Jamwal and Govind Sharma.

Appreciating the  efforts of  Prime Minister Narinder Modi in popularizing Yoga at  international level, the Minister that said Yoga being part of Indian culture was practised in the country but the credit to take the age old technique to world stage goes to the Prime Minister. “Declaration of International Yoga day after appeal by Modi Ji at UN General Assembly is yet another contribution of our Prime Minister towards making the world realize the greatness of Indian system of living and healing the body by performing Yog,” she highlighted.

She appreciated the efforts of NCC in organising such a  big event and congratulated the National Cadet Corps for  setting a world record on  the day  by organizing  largest ever demonstration by ‘Men in uniform’ on a single day at different locations in the country.

Highlighting the benefits of adopting Yoga in daily life, Yudhvir said the age old tradition of performing yoga as routine not only makes our body physically fit but also helps in achieving mental peace and happiness. He said on the first Yoga day everybody should take a pledge to make Yoga a part of life as a fit Nation would automatically be a strong Nation. “Yoga is not just a physical exercise but is a technique by which we can bring balance in our lives by harnessing our inner energy ,” he added. He said Yoga goes a long way in working for well being of humanity and managing our life style related disorders.