As we Countdown to International Day of Yoga, leaders from the State of Uttarakhand gathered for a beautiful afternoon of inspiration and asana to honour and celebrate the United Nations Day, created 7 years ago to promote global health, harmony and peace!
Joining HH Param Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji and Pujya Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji were the Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairying, Dr Sanjeev Balyan; Honorable Forest Technology Minister Shri Subodh Uniyal ji, Honorable Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries Shri Saurabh Bahugunaji and Hon’ble MLA Smt. Renu Bishtji.
Rishikesh, 17 June. Starting the countdown of International Yoga Day 21 June 2022 organized at Parmarth Niketan Ganga Ghat on the occasion of 75th Amrit Festival of Independence, Government of India, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairy Ministry, Animal husbandry and Dairy Department and Animal Husbandries, Fisheers and Dairy Yoga by Dairy Development Department Uttarakhand Started “Divine and grand” yoga with the formula of “Do, Do, Do, Have Fun”.
Today’s ceremony started in the holy presence of Parmarth Niketan President Swami Chidanand Saraswati ji and Sadhvi Bhagwati ji, Hon’ble Union Minister of State Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Baliyan ji, Hon’able Forest Technical Minister Mr. Subodh Uniyal ji , Hon’ble Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries Mr. Saurabh Bahuguna ji, Honorable MLA Mrs. Renu Bisht ji, DM Jogdande ji, Secretary Finance Government of Uttarakhand Dr. Meenakshi Sundaram ji, Director of Animal Husbandry Department Dr. Prem Kumar ji, Upper Secretary Government of India and Finance Mr. Sanjeev Kumar ji, Secretariat Animal Husbandries Department Dr. BVRS Purushottam ji and Mayor Rishikesh Mrs. Farmers, cattle herders and other officials lit the lamp in the presence of Mamgai ji.
Swami Chidanand Saraswati ji said that through yoga, divine life can be visited on earth. The World Health Organization (WHO) has also asked all its member countries to promote yoga practice and also included it in its global action plan for physical activity for 2018-30.
Yoga, a combination of individual consciousness with universal consciousness, a perfect harmony between mind and body, man and nature, expresses a holistic approach to health and well-being. Yoga is ancient Indian method which plays an important role in keeping life positive and energetic. Yoga is a better option in healing any part of the body or mental stress without any negative effects so do yoga stay healthy.
Dr. Sanjeev Baliyan ji said that Uttarakhand is the birthplace of yoga and Honorable Prime Minister has an important role in promoting yoga all over the world. Parmarth Niketan is a beautiful place to do yoga, it cannot be anywhere else. Requested everyone to adopt Yoga.
Sadhvi Bhagwati Saraswati ji said that Honorable Prime Minister has introduced yoga all over the world. Yoga is a way of life, it is a system that connects our brain and body. Yoga is about to connect God with the soul. Full time you have to live a life of sum. Yoga is the root of Yama and Rule and Yoga can solve all the problems we are facing today.
Mr. Subodh Uniyal said that it is very important to improve the health of cattle herders with yoga. It is also necessary to bring up the idea of doubling the income of the farmer. If we want to double the income of farmers in our state, then animal husbandry must be empowered. Honorable Prime Minister has done the task of carrying yoga all over the world. Our state is the mother of yoga, so it is our responsibility to maintain yoga. It is necessary to link yoga to sustenance.
Mr. Saurabh Bahuguna said that yoga not only makes the body healthy but also makes mental development. Yoga is a program of all muscles development. Yoga is a natural therapy. Yoga keeps the body healthy.
Honorable MLA Mrs. Renu Bisht ji said that those who do yoga stay healthy. Yoga can be started at any age. Yoga does not make a person grow fast; Yoga gives peace of mind, so everyone should do yoga. The shore of mother Ganga is greater than heaven, so doing yoga here is even more pleasant. Yoga cures many diseases.
Dr. Purushottam ji felicitated all the guests on stage.
Yoga instructors performed yoga with animals, farmers and honorable guests after addressing and cultural program of all special guests. After that everyone participated in the world famous Ganga Aarti.