Arunachal Pradesh Governor BD Mishra chaired a coordination meeting at the Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on Wednesday on the observation of the International Yoga Day which falls on June 21.
Chief Secretary Satya Gopal, Secretary, District Administration, Sadhana Deori along with senior officers of Health and Family Welfare and Information and Public Relations departments were present in the meeting.
Governor Mishra said, “Yoga is a 5,000-year-old wellness pursuit of Indian origin, conceptualized, formalized and practiced by our ancient luminaries for physical, mental and spiritual uplift and to provide harmony of the body and mind.”
Mishra also said, “Following the brilliant and sublime initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his address to the UN General Assembly on September 27 in 2014, the United Nations General Assembly, with overwhelming support of its members, June 21 was declared as the International Day of Yoga on December 11 in 2014.”
The Governor emphasized that the message of the benefits of yoga must reach everyone in the country so that they can adopt it for their advantage.
“This public interest objective can be achieved by organizing the yoga day in maximum number of places and by good participation in every district headquarters, circle headquarters, school, town and village,” said Mishra.
He also appealed to every citizen of the State to be part of this great movement in which every Indian takes pride. “The people should know about the importance of yoga and imbibe it in their daily way of life. It must be a mass movement for healthier lifestyle,” added the Governor.
The Chief Secretary informed that Chief Minister Pema Khandu would be participating in the International Yoga Day celebration with the State Police personnel at State Police Headquarters, while Assembly Speaker TN Thongdok would be part of the yoga event in the State Banquet Hall and the Deputy Speaker would participate in the yoga event at the Assembly Hall.
Later the Speaker of State Legislature Assembly called on the Arunachal Pradesh Governor and had a discussion on the International Yoga Day celebration in detail.
The Governor would participate in the International Yoga Day celebration at the Rajiv Gandhi University and the First Lady of the State would participate in the International Yoga Day celebration at the Raj Bhavan Darbar Hall.