Chennai city police celebrate International Yoga Day

Bhubaneswar: On 21st June 2017, when the whole world celebrates the 3rd International Yoga Day, Centurion University and Gram Tarang commemorates it with grandeur.

The third International Day of Yoga - June 21- is celebrated in Azerbaijan with a series of public yoga sessions and other events in many cities, including Baku, Sumgait, Ganja and Gobustan. The International Yoga Day, has been established under the aegis of the United Nations.

On December 1, 2016, Yoga was listed as part of UNESCO's Intangible cultural heritage. Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition.

"It's different from doing yoga at home, a more quiet setting". Meanwhile, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who himself participated in the yoga camps in Guwahati and Nalbari, said that his government would extend facilities for yoga to all school children, panchayat offices, tea gardens and interior char areas. "The practice, which connects body, mind and soul, has played a big role in binding the world too", he said.

Troops from the Indian Army held a yoga session at the Siachen, regarded as the highest battlefield in the world. Demand for Yoga teachers is increasing.

Yoga practitioners have taken a relaxing break to bend, twist and pose for the annual worldwide event celebrating the practice, especially in the country where it began.

While similar scenes were seen in other parts of the country too, many gathered in places across the world, including iconic landmarks like the London Eye and Trafalgar Square as well the Great Wall, to celebrate the day.

Dozens of students from various departments of the University participated in the event, a press release issued by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) issued here this evening said.

  • Zachary Reyes