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‘International Yoga Day-2022’ celebrations held across Kashmir

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DCs lead the Yoga sessions

Srinagar: On the eighth edition of ‘International Day of Yoga’-2022 (IDY), functions/ celebrations were held across Kashmir division to mark the day and raise awareness of the many benefits of practicing yoga.
On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioners, other officers and officials besides youth, students and public were seen performing yoga during symbolic yoga sessions in all the districts of Kashmir.
The theme of this year’s IDY was ‘Yoga for Humanity’. Yoga has been beneficial in keeping the body and mind in sound health. A holistic approach, Yoga targets all the different systems of the body and mind. It is said that the asanas make the body strong and flexible, as health improves; the mind too is renewed with confidence.
At Baramulla, the International Yoga day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and zeal with the main function held at Indoor Sports Stadium Baramulla in which a large number of school children participated.
The function was organized by District Youth Services and Sports Baramulla with an active collaboration of Degree College Baramulla.
The function was attended by Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar as the chief guest and other dignitaries of concerned departments.
She urged people in general and students in particular to imbibe Yoga in their daily routine so as to maintain their mental and physical well being.
At Budgam, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Budgam Shahbaz Ahmed Mirza participated in the IDY function held at Indoor Stadium.
The function was organized jointly by Nehru Yuva Kendra Budgam and the Department of Youth Service and Sports Budgam in collaboration with the Department of Ayush and Education.
As many as 350 both male and female participants took part with great enthusiasm and zeal.
DC Budgam Shahbaz Mirza, who was the chief Guest on the occasion highlighted the importance of yoga for both physical endurance and mental wellbeing.
International Yoga Day was also celebrated at different 12 Physical Education Zones Headquarters of the district with great fervor and enthusiasm in which around 6350 participants have taken part and practiced different Yoga Asanas.
At Ganderbal, the IDY was observed throughout the district during which several Yoga sessions were held at various locations.
The main function was held in Government College of Physical Education (GCPE) Gadoora which was presided over by the Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Shyambir along with Additional District Development Commissioner, Khurshid Ahmad Shah, Dr. Hartej Singh, Principal Government College of Physical Education besides various District Officers, officials and students attended the Yoga session.
The DC in his address highlighted that Yoga brings peace, wellness, harmony, amity to our culture & society and enlightened the benefits of Yoga in daily life.
Meanwhile, District Legal Services Authority Ganderbal in collaboration with Vijay Memorial Educational Institute Beehama Ganderbal also observed “International Yoga Day” here.
The programme was held under the guidance and dynamic leadership of Tabasum, Secretary District Legal Services Authority Ganderbal.
At Pulwama, the DYSS organized the celebration of IDY at Hockey Turf, Boys Higher Secondary School Pulwama.
The programme was attended by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pulwama, Baseer Ul Haq Choudhary, SSP Awantipora, and all District Officers, public, students and employees whereas symbolic yoga demonstrations were performed at DPL, Distt Hospital, Distt Correctional Home, Quarantine Centres, Orphanage Centre and Social Welfare office.
Speaking on the occasion, DC said that Yoga is a spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science, which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body and is an invaluable ancient Indian practice with proven benefits on general health and immunity enhancement, along with its globally accepted role as a stress buster.
Similar functions were organized in respective subdivisions like Tral and Awantipora where Additional Deputy Commissioners participated in the event.
At Shopian, the IDY was celebrated across the district while the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Shopian Sachin Kumar Vaishya presided over the main event held at District Headquarter, Mini Secretariat Lawns.
The Yoga sessions at district level were organised by Youth Services Sports Department, Shopian in collaboration with Department of Education and Ayush, Shopian and was attended by District Officers, staff of different departments, students and locals.
Imtiyaz Memorial Govt. Degree College, Shopain also conducted a Yoga session which was attended by staff and students of the college.
At Kulgam, the IDY-2022 was celebrated across district Kulgam and the main function was held at the lawns of the mini-secretariat of the district.
The Deputy Commissioner Kulgam Dr. Bilal Mohi Ud-Din Bhat; SSP Kulgam, Dr G.V. Sundeep Chakravarthy, officers and officials of various departments, students of various schools/institutions participated in the Yoga sessions.
On the occasion participants performed different Yoga Asanas and were also briefed about the benefits of yoga which is a great practice for both the body and mind. Yoga sessions were also held at schools and other institutions in the district.
At Kupwara, the IDY was celebrated across district Kupwara and the main function was held at Government Degree College (GDC) Kupwara.
DC Kupwara Khalid Jahangir presided over the function, while the Principal GDC Kupwara, District Ayush Officer and various other officers of District Administration attended the function.
Khalid Jahangir asked the school administrations to make Yoga as a regular activity in all educational institutions of the district.
At Bandipora, IDY was celebrated across the district and special Yoga sessions were held in all playgrounds and educational institutions.
The Department of Ayush Bandipora in collaboration with the District Administration and District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) organised a grand function at Mini-Secretariat Bandipora to celebrate the International Day of Yoga.
Students, officers and officials from Ayush, District Youth Services and Sports, Forest Training School Cadets and District Yoga Asana Academy participated in the programme.
Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Dr. Owais Ahmed was chief guest on the occasion.
Similar sessions were held across the district in all the educational institutions including GDC Ajas, GDC Sumbal, sports stadiums and government offices where large gatherings of students, government officials and locals participated.

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