As the world prepares for International Yoga Day on June 21, students of special schools for physically challenged are practising various yogic postures here.
Students of the state government-run ‘Institute for Visually Handicapped’ said that yoga was introduced a few months back and has proved to be hugely beneficial.
“We have been practising yoga from the month of January and it keeps our mind, body and soul healthy and good. We tell everyone to practice yoga, as it keeps one mentally and physically fit,” said Papiya Saha, a student.
Tripura prepares for International Yoga Day, specially abled students practice yoga ahead of the celebration. pic.twitter.com/iQBWJYpp2Z
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Another student said they are eagerly waiting to participate in the celebration of International Yoga Day.
“All students in our school do yoga, as it keeps us both mentally and physically fit. We all shall participate in the yoga camp to be held on 21st (June),” another student, Chumki Biswas, said.
Yoga trainer Ranjan Paul said the nation’s citizens should feel proud of the fact that yoga is a part of its rich cultural heritage.
Introduced thousands of years back by our ancient saints, yoga is been adopted today across the globe to keep people healthy.
Tripura’s Minority, Youths Affairs and Sports Minister Sahid Chowdhury announced that the youth affairs, sports and health department’s AYUSH division would supervise the arrangement for the event.
He informed that the Rabindra Centenary Hall in Agartala would hold the programme, which would be attended by Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and Health Minister (GIVE THE NAME).
The day would also be celebrated at all district, sub-division and block headquarters, besides at various schools, colleges and in villages.
The United Nations declared June 21 as International Day of Yoga after adopting a measure proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Modi in his speech at the UN General Assembly in September last year called for recognition of such a day.Share: