On the occasion of International Yoga day, the Delhi Commission for Women Chief (DCW) Swati Maliwal along with other members participated in a Yoga camp with over 500 women and children.
The Commission conducted 68 Yoga camps across Delhi with the help of its Mahila Panchayat program where over 10,000 women and girls participated in the yoga sessions.
Further, the Commission has started 68 Yoga camps for women and girls across Delhi under the ‘Dilli Ki Yogshala’ scheme of the Delhi Government.
This flagship scheme of the Government aims to revolutionise health of residents of Delhi by providing them free yoga training through a certified yoga instructor.
Under the scheme, Delhi Government provides certified Yoga instructors free of cost to a group of 25 or more citizens in a neighbourhood in Delhi.
Shanti, a 75 year old woman and a homemaker stated, “I have started attending the Yogshala organised by DCW since the past 4 days and am already feeling the benefits. I am feeling lighter and more active by doing Yoga. I encourage women from my entire lane to take out time and join this session.”
DCW Chairperson Ms Swati Maliwal stated, “Yoga is crucial for a healthy and stress free life. In today’s times, women are having several diseases like PCOD, diabetes, high blood pressure, hormonal imbalance amongst others. Yoga is very beneficial in the cure of diseases of the body and mind.”
“Today more than 10,000 women and girls participated across Delhi in Yoga camps organized by DCW and many more will join in the days to follow,” added Maliwal.