It has figured second at the all India level in both CCTNS and ICJS ranking.
Observing International Yoga Day at the Ridge, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said, “The art of practicing yoga helps in controlling an individual’s mind, body and soul, besides bringing together physical and mental discipline to achieve a peaceful body and mind.”
The CM also watched the live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address on the 8th International Day of Yoga from Mysore Palace ground, Karnataka.
Thakur said that yoga helps in managing stress and anxiety and relaxation. “It also helps in increasing flexibility and muscle strength besides improving respiration and energy,” he added.
Giving credit for promoting yoga in the country to PM Modi, Thakur recalled that it was Modi who proposed the idea for an International Yoga Day during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in 2014.