International Yoga Day Function was organized in collaboration with the Department of AYUSH and Yoga Department of Himachal Pradesh University at Raj Bhavan, Shimla today. Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar presided over the function.
Officials of Raj Bhavan practiced yoga under the supervision of Dr. Satya Prakash, Professor, Yoga Department of HP University. The Governor also performed yoga.
On the occasion, the Governor said that yoga was our rich tradition coming before the world today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, through his effective efforts, put this method of practice before the world and they understood that it was not associated with any religion or system of worship. He said that yoga gives physical and mental peace and strength. It needs to be made a part of your daily routine, he said.
“If we forget our specialties, then how can we become Vishwaguru. We should not give up our traditions”, said the Governor.
Earlier, Dr. Satya Prakash presented a book written by him ‘Hat Yog ke Aadhar evm Prayog’ to the Governor. He also presented ‘Yoga Protocol’ and a CD of the Department of AYUSH. The Governor released the first Newsletter of the Yoga Department of HP University. He also released the booklet on Yogic Management for Non-Communicable Diseases.
Rajesh Sharma, Secretary to the Governor also spoke on the occasion.
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