Agartala, Jun 21, 2022, ENEWSTIME Desk
The 8-th International Yoga Day was celebrated in Tripura on Tuesday with usual dignity and in befitting manner. While Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Sushanta Chowdhury inaugurated the State-level programme on the Yoga Day, Tripura Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha, Ex-Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, Ministers and MLAs of the State as well as officials and employees of the government intitutions, school students and security personnel also took part in the Yoga sessions as part of the observance of the International Yoga Day today.
Yoga is an ancient culture and tradition of the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken this ancient culture up to the world arena, enunciated Youth Affairs & Sports Minister Sushanta Choudhury after inaugurating the State-Level 8th International Yoga Day at Birendranagar Higher Secondary School in Jirania sub-division today.
He said, the Prime Minister is taking the country forward based on the country's heritage and ancient culture. We also have a duty to respect the country's traditions and ancient culture.
Sabhadhipati of West Tripura Zilla Parishad Antara Sarkar Deb, former Mayor of Indore, Madhya Pradesh, Kailash Vijayvargiya and Secretary of Ramkrishna Mission, Viveknagar Swami Shubhakarananda Maharaj were present as the guests of honor at the event. The event was presided over by Chairperson of Jirania Nagar Panchayat Ratan Kumar Das.
YAS Minister also said, International Yoga Day has been celebrated all over the world since June 21, 2015. There is no substitute for yoga to keep the body healthy. He urged the students to get more involved in yoga. He said, students are the future of the country. Students will be able to play a supportive role in building the country only if they can build themselves properly. Because yoga helps build healthy body and healthy mind. Secretary of Ramkrishna Mission, Viveknagar Swami Shubhakarananda Maharaj said, spiritual consciousness comes from the practice of yoga. Yoga plays a vital role in developing the body and mind.
Welcome speech was delivered by the Director of Youth Affairs & Sports department Subikash Debbarma. Students from different schools of Jirania sub-division and the guests participated in yoga. Rhythmic Yoga was also organized.