LG, MoS & passionate islanders celebrate International Yoga Day

Port Blair
21 Jun 2018

Along with the rest of the world and country; the 4th International Day of Yoga was celebrated in these Islands too today. The A&N Administration had set up as many as 43 centers in South Andaman, North & Middle and Nicobar Districts where hundreds of yoga enthusiasts from all corners of the Islands participated in this year’s yoga demonstration on Thursday.
The state level function of the celebration of 4th International Day of Yoga was held in the auditorium of Govt. Girls Senior Secondary School, Port Blair. The Lt. Governor, Admiral DK Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.), the Union Minister of State for External Affairs, Govt. of India, Mr M. J. Akbar attended the programme. The Member of Parliament, Mr Bishnu Pada Ray, Chief Secretary, Mr Vikram Dev Dutt, Principal Secretary (Health), Mr K. R Meena, Chairperson, PBMC, Mr Indra Pal Singh, senior officers of the Administration, students, NCC cadets (Navy & Army) and general public participated in the yoga demonstration.
The Minister of State for External Affairs, Mr M. J. Akbar distributed the first three prizes to the ‘best yoga performers’ of common yoga protocol viz. Ms. Aparna, Smti Jharna Roy and Mr K. R. Shivam. He also handed over the consolation prize to the Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman, Mr Udit Prakash Rai. Medicinal plants and meditation music DVDs were also presented to the dignitaries.
Earlier, the Yoga Instructor, AYUSH Hospital, Mr Ajit Kumar Das guided the yoga practices of different yogasanas, briefing about the benefits of each yogasana to the participants. The participants also pledged to keep themselves healthy by practicing yoga.