The 4th International Yoga Day was celebrated here at the historic Ridge where Governor Acharya Devvrat along with Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur and Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri J.P. Nadda performed yoga. The event was organized by state Ayurvedic Department, Manas Kalyan Society in association with Patanjali Yog Samitti Himachal Pradesh and SJVNL.While congratulating the people of the country on the occasion of International Yoga Day today, Governor Acharya Devvrat in his message said that it was a matter of pride for us that the whole world was adopting Yoga today. It was related to our ancient culture, tradition and spirituality, which keeps both body and mind healthy, he added and said that most diseases were related to the mind and to purify your mind one should practice yoga in your life. Maharishi Patanjali in his yoga scriptures have mentioned various forms of yoga to live better and healthy life, he said.The Governor said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has established Yoga at international level and today, the whole world was adopting it.
He urged the people to make Yoga an integral part of life which has been part of our old traditions and stressed on making it a routine activity to evade negative energy in life. He said that Yoga improves mental and physical well-being of a person as it is related with nature and one who connects to nature is mentally and physically more healthy. Yoga was the best means to purify mind and soul and without it we can not imagine a healthy body, he added.The Governor said that Yoga makes the body healthy and we are able to perform every task only with a healthy body. He expressed happiness that yoga programs were being organized in a big way.Dr. Sadhna wife of Chief Minister, Education Minister Shri Suresh Bhardwaj, Mayor, Municipal Corporation Shimla Smt. Kusum Sadret, senior officers, hundreds of school children, prominent people of the town performed yoga on the occasion.Earlier, Yoga and meditation programme was also conducted by Smt. Urmil Singh, yog teacher at Raj Bhavan Shimla where the Governor also participated. Secretary to Governor Dr. Arun Sharma, Advisor to Governor Dr. Shashi Kant Sharma, OSD to Governor Dr. Rajinder Vidyalankar and other staff members also performed yoga.