The second International Yoga Day was observed in Arunachal Pradesh today with Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and Governor J P Rajkhowa participating in yoga programmes.
Despite inclement weather, several MLAs, senior citizens, government officers, police and ITBP personnel, members of civil societies and school students participated in the main function at Indira Gandhi Park here.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said for peace, prosperity and a healthier nation, yoga is very important.
Exhorting the people to practise yoga and incorporate it in their daily lives, Rajkhowa said that yoga embodies unity of mind, body and promotes unity and harmony amongst people, man and nature.
“It is a matter of great pride for every Indian that the United Nations Organization by a unanimous resolution supported by 177 countries, in agreement with the views and appeal of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, declared June 21 as the International Yoga Day.
Today, the Day is being observed in more than 150 countries of the world and not only providing employment opportunities as yoga instructors and teachers to many but also helping many more entrepreneurs and local small scale industries in producing Yoga mats and apparel,” the Governor added.
In his address Rijiju said that yoga was known throughout the world but in the last two years only after the initiative of the Prime Minister, its popularity has grown tremendously.
He further said that because of yoga philosophy, the outlook towards India has changed in the world for the better.