Jharkhand celebrates International Yoga Day

By Abha Manakatala - Sun Jun 21, 4:32 am

IMG-20150621-WA0055Hundreds of men and women gathered at Morahabadi Maidan early morning to celebrate the first International Yoga Day.

At 7 a.m,the day kicked off with a massive Yoga demonstration there with Chief Minister Raghubar Das leading it in the front.Among those who practiced Yoga,were Minister CP Singh,Chief Secretary Rajiv Gauba and NCC cadets.

Similar celebrations of the International Yoga Day were reported from all 24 districts of Jharkhand.

As it is,the United Nations has declared June 21 as the International Yoga Day. As many as 192 countries ushered this day with some deep breathing and coordinated movements.

In 2014,United Nations General Assembly, accepting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposal of holding an International Yoga Day, had declared June 21 as International Yoga Day, recognising the ancient Indian science’s “holistic approach to health and well-being.”

It elicited popular response from among the people,especially the Hindus.

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