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Bengaluru: Governor practices Yoga at Yogathon event

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Bengaluru: Governor Thaawar Chand Gehlot inaugurated and practiced Yoga at Kanteerava Stadium in the City in a programme organised by the Department of Sports and Youth Empowerment and Education on the occasion of Amrit Mahotsav of Independence on Sunday January 15.

Yoga enthusiasts and students performed Yoga, while the Governor followed them and practiced yzoga. Sports Minister Narayana Gowda, MLC Govinda Gowda, AYUSH Commissioner J. Manjunath and other dignitaries accompanied the Governor.

Addressing the gathering, the Governor said, “It is heartening to note that the 26th National Youth Festival is being organised in Hubballi-Dharawad as per the Scheme of the Government of India. Yoga teachers and over 13 lakh students will set a Guinness World Record by participating in the mega Yogathon, he said and added that this Yogathon is aimed at making Karnataka as India’s first yoga literate state along with “Har Ghar Yoga”.

“Yoga is a precious gift of the Indian tradition. It coordinates the unity of mind and body. It’s not only about exercise but also about finding the meaning of unity with the universe and nature. Yoga is the art of leading a healthy life, he said and added that yozga leads to the attainment of self-knowledge by enhancing the infinite potential of the human mind and soul.

“Swami Vivekananda mentioned the characteristics of Yoga at the Parliament of Religions held in Chicago and introduced Yoga to the whole world. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on September 27, 2014 called to take up Yoga at the United Nations General Assembly. It has received support from 172 countries. On June 21, International Yoga Day is celebrated all over the world. It has been implemented in just 90 days,” he noted.

“Practicing yoga everyday develops physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual abilities. All of us have understood the importance of yoga during the Covid pandemic. Yoga is part of our Indian culture. It is the moral responsibility of all of us to protect and promote this culture,” he said.

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