Over 60 lakh people practice Surya Namaskar on one indication in MP

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Yoga has significant contribution in disease-free body: CM Shri Chouhan
Practice Yoga and Surya Namaskar for healthy life: Shri Paras Jain

Over 60 lakh students and other people practiced Yoga on Swami Vivekananda Jayanti on one indication throughout the state today. State level Surya Namaskar programme was held at Bab-e-Ali ground at Bhopal in which about 5000 students took part. Chief guest School Education Minister Shri Paras Jain practiced asanas of Surya Namaskar and Pranayam with students of various schools. ACS Shri S.R. Mohanthy, Commissioner Rajya Shiksha Kendra Smt. Deepti Gaud Mukherjee and Commissioner Public Instructions Shri D.D. Agrawal also practiced Surya Namaskar with school children.

Amidst morning’s cool breeze and soft sunlight, Shri Paras Jain inaugurated the programme by lighting a lamp. Following recitation of Vande Mataram and Madhya Pradesh Gaan, voice of Swami Vivekananda was aired. All stations of All India Radio broadcast message of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. In the message, the Chief Minister dwelt in detail on importance of Yoga in life and urged persons from 15 to 35 years of age to adopt it. Every work can be done with excellence when body is disease-free. He said that body keeps healthy if Yoga is practiced regularly. He informed that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has also attached priority to Yoga. It is due to his initiative that Yoga Day is being observed.

Shri Paras Jain informed that 10th mass Surya Namaskar is being practiced this year. Last year, about 50 lakh persons had performed mass Surya Namaskar. This number has increased this year. He urged to include Yoga and Surya Namaskar in daily routine to keep fit. Shri Jain asked students to associate their families with Yoga. He informed that he has been practicing Yoga at Ujjain for about 45 years. Shri Jain also displayed Chakrasan on the occasion.

Students started reaching Bab-e-Ali ground for Surya Namaskar since morning. Arrangements of mats, drinking water, snacks etc. were made for students at the ground. Transport arrangements were made for students residing 2 kms away from venue. Students were wearing track suits and girl students salwar-suits. Teachers also accompanied students.