Yoga Day: Guv, Union Ministers lead demonstrations in Kerala
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan and Union Ministers performed yoga asanas and led demonstrations of the ancient practice in various parts of the state, marking the observance of the International Day of Yoga (IDY).
Khan inaugurated the state level celebrations organised by the Kerala zone of the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, a youth network, at his official residence- Raj Bhavan.
The Governor performed the breathing exercise and asanas along with other participants, a group of youths.
Meanwhile, Union Minister of State for External Affairs, Muraleedharan led yoga demonstrations at the east entrance of the Sree Padmanabha Swamy temple here and Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways and Civil Aviation, V K Singh took part in the event at the Parade Ground near St Francis Church in Fort Kochi. The event was organised in the southern state by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways of India (MORTH) following the Centre's decision to celebrate the International Yoga Day at 75 iconic locations across the country, as part of ongoing Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations. Muraleedharan expressed happiness to join the event at the premises of the historic Padmanabha Swamy Temple.
''I am sure that hundreds of people who took part in the yoga demonstrations in the temple would have definitely had a very memorable experience,'' he said. After leading a mass yoga demonstration in Fort Kochi attended by over 500 people including college students, Singh urged everyone to make Yoga a part of their life and practice it at least 15 minutes daily.
Health Minister Veena George was among the state ministers who took part in the celeberations held in various places.
The theme of this year's International Day of Yoga is ''Yoga for Humanity''.
People from all walks of life including students of various colleges, yoga instructors, public representatives and senior officials of the state and central government took part in various programmes.
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