He was speaking as chief guest at the third International Day of Yoga-2017 observed today at Khuman Lampak Indoor Stadium.
Yoga has been a tradition of Indian people since time immemorial and now people across the world have come to know Yoga after the United Nations set aside a day in a year as the International Day of Yoga.
As many as 190 countries across the world are observing the International Day of Yoga today. Though Yoga is a simple form of exercise, it can keep one healthy, physically and mentally, Prakash Javadekar asserted.
Doing Yoga regularly helps one to be magnanimous in spirit, laborious and perseverance which in turn would go a long way in creating a healthy and vibrant society, he added.
The International Day of Yoga was jointly organised by the Directorate of AYUSH, National Health Mission, Manipur and Department of Youth Affairs and Sports.
Chief Minister N Biren, Minister for Health and Family Welfare L Jayantakumar, Minister for Social Welfare and Co-operation Nemcha Kipgen, Minister for Forest and Environment Th Shyamkumar, Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Letpao Haokip, Parliamentary Secretary (Home) L Susindro Meitei, Parliamentary Secretary (Tourism) Dr Sapam Ranjan, Parliamentary Secretary (RD&PR) H Dingo Singh, Chief Secretary, DGP and other top civil and police officials participated in the celebration. More than 500 yoga enthusiasts participated in the event. Chief Minister N Biren stated that it is the contribution and achievement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Yoga which spreads the message of peace and prosperity has been popularised across the world.
Stating that people should be encouraged to practice Yoga, the Chief Minister further said that Yoga is a practice that promotes inner peace and well-being of an individual. If there is no inner peace and well-being of body, there would be no peace and harmony in the State, he added.
Later, Chief Minister N Biren and Prakash Javadekar flagged off ‘Run for Yoga’ to encourage people to practice Yoga in the State.
Many AR, CRPF and CISF personnel also took part in observing the International Day of Yoga.
Source: The Sangai Express