While celebrating the 8th International Day of Yoga (IDY) on Tuesday, yoga performances were conducted across Delhi with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia taking part in the International Day of Yoga celebrations at Thyagraj Stadium.
Motivating the people to switch over to a healthier life through Yoga, Kejriwal said, “Throughout India, Delhi has become the city with the highest number of people doing Yoga in its parks. We are now on a mission to take this number from thousands to lakhs.”
The Delhi Chief Minister took part in a mega-yogshala organised under the ‘Dilli Ki Yogshala’ initiative at Thyagraj Stadium. The event was held to mark the occasion of the International Day of Yoga and saw Kejriwal and Sisodia practice Yoga with over hundreds of practitioners and beneficiaries of the Yogshala scheme.
‘Dilli Ki Yogshala’ is a unique initiative of the Delhi Government that aims to make yoga accessible by bringing it to one’s door for free. Under the scheme, Delhi Government provides a free yoga trainer to groups of 25 to learn yoga in community spaces and parks of the national capital. So far, 17,000 citizens have opted in for the scheme at 546 parks and public spaces across the national capital.
As a part of the celebration of 75 years of India’s Independence as “Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) observed the International Day of Yoga at 75 locations including its 45 Schools and 30 other locations like parks, gardens, working women hostels, Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) and Market Traders Associations (MTAs) area.
Around 20,000 participants performed the common protocol of yoga on the occasion.
The main event was organised at Charkha Park in Connaught Place, New Delhi wherein Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena along with Chairperson-NDMC, Bhupinder Singh Bhalla, Vice-Chairperson, Satish Upadhyay, Member- Kuljeet Singh Chahal, Vishakha Sailani and Secretary, NDMC-Vikram Singh Malik, other Head of Departments and staff
participated in and performed common yoga protocol.
On the occasion of the 8th International Day of Yoga, a public program on yoga and meditation was jointly organised by the Ministry of AYUSH and the Brahma Kumaris at Janmashtami Ground, Punjabi Bagh in the national capital.
Titled ‘Yoga for Humanity’, the program witnessed thousands of yoga aspirants perform Raja Yoga meditation and spread vibrations of peace and harmony all around from the ground. It also conveyed the central message: ‘healthy mind, body, and environment for happy life’ to humankind.